Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Magic

Knitting is magic. Taking string and turning it into something useful= magic.

And those of you in the knitting realm might know also that wool is magic. Very magic.

The amazing properties of wool are summarized at the wikipedia article.

But the properties of wool that are most attractive to me right now include:
  • wicks away moisture
  • feels dry even when somewhat wet.p
  • flame-resisitant
  • odor-resistant
Yes. I'm making longies.

I don't know why I didn't jump on the longer and soaker bandwagon earlier. Well, I knit soakers, but I didn't use them as soakers. It's great. I only have to wash them when they get smelly- although McKay tells me they're always smelly. McKay, wool smelling like wool isn't smelly. Wool smelling like urine is. :)

And lanolizing them is a much easier process than I imagined. I have a spray-on lanolin that I bought at Target*, of all places. Hmm... I have some Target gift cards I need to use...

It's great! Everytime I change I diaper, I switch out the longie/soaker and let the other one air out. I can then re-use the aired-out one later without having to wash it! Woohoo!

Plus, I can use up some stash.

Right now I'm making Knitty's Juju with some Paton's Merino that I got on clearance last year. I have a picture, but the computer with the picture on it is indisposed right now.


*Although Targaret may seem less evil than Walmart on the outside, they have a really really really pathetic return policy (must have receipt and you must exchange for something in the same department- bleh!). I'm not a big fan of businesses that aren't customer friendly, but that's just me.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Bag Holder

In an attempt to organize my house better, I made a plastic bag holder. It holds about 25 plastic grocery bags.


I used this pattern that I found on Ravelry. The yarn I used was some acrylic yarn I re-purposed. It once belonged to a friend who decided she didn't like the blanket it was making.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

UC Swap


On the Unassisted Childbirth forums, a small group of us wanted to have a swap. This is what I made for MrsRAZ's little girl- MrsRAZ is her ravelry name. :)

I used the Flora Dress pattern and elann.com's Sonata yarn in the wine color.

I love it and I think I'll make one for Margaret, but with some ruffle sleeves for next summer.

Purple Hair


I don't normally use Fun Fur, but this was an exception.

Earlier this year a little girl in our playgroup was diagnosed with leukemia at the age of 2. She lost a lot of her hair and so eventually they just shaved it off. I saw this pattern at HeadHuggers and thought, "If I were 2, I'd want purple hair!"

So I asked her mom what color she wanted (and it was purple, like I guess). So this hat is for Serenity. Margaret is just modeling it here. It'll be sent off to its owner soon!

Oh, and HeadHuggers has a lot of great hats. Check them out!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Jaywalkers

My Jaywalker Socks! I finally got over my SSS on these. Finished them yesterday!

The yarn is Schachenmayr nomotta Regia Silk Color which I got from a swap. Colorway: 0184.

Link to the project on Ravelry here.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

SSS: DEFEATED!

I've just turned the heel of a sock I started in March! WOW! Pictures later!