Thursday, October 30, 2008

Poll on the side

So this blog is needing a makeover. I don't knit as much as I used to- I try, though. Having a 7 month old changes a lot. :)

I'm thinking about just completely switching over to The Bee in Your Bonnet. I post there more often and I can just post my knitting projects there. I'll keep this blog up so people can still read it, but probably not post.

Or I can leave it how it is and just not post here as often.

Tell me what you think in the comments or on the poll on the side. :)

Maybe I just need to rededicate myself to knitting and post more often...

Monday, October 27, 2008


Can someone explain the interest in cowls? I've been seeing lots of knitting blogs lately with cowls. I don't think I understand it. Someone should try to convert me to the cowl.

Saturday, October 25, 2008


No knitting lately. Instead I've been sewing McKay's and Margaret's Halloween costumes.

I've got a PhD in Horribleness. ;)

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Baby Legs!

Margaret is a girl, so she wears dresses occasionally. However, if the winter continues how it's started, her legs will freeze right off. That is why we I made some Baby Legs!

Pattern: Legwarmies
Yarn: baby Cocoon by Cleckheaton Yarns

I had three colors: pink, purple, and green. I had twice as much pink and green than purple, so I rolled a dice (D12) to determine my next color, with pink or green being twice as likely as purple. I re-rolled my dice to determine how many rows to do in that color. This way the legwarmers don't "match" except that they do. :)

Definitely makes diaper changes easier- don't have to take pants off!

Sunday, October 12, 2008


The high today is 40.

I have so much to knit to keep my baby warm.

My list (in no particular order):

Socks for my friend whose birthday is today
Doll for Margaret
1 more baby leg to finish off the pair for Margaret
a hat for Margaret
Mittens for Margaret?
Hat for Beth
Hat for McKay
Scarf for McKay
Wrist warmers for me

Not knitting that I have to do:
mending my skirt, McKay's shirt
sew Halloween costumes!
Sew some longies and post a "How to recycle sweaters into longies" post

On my way to knit!

Friday, October 10, 2008


Here are some longies I knit last weekend. I used the Juju pattern from Knitty. I added holes for a drawstring instead of bothering with elastic. The yarn is Paton's Classic Merino that I got on sale last winter. It took 1-1/2 skeins.

In progress:


Lanolized and ready for diapering! She did get up to standing by the box, but it kept moving away from her, so it took a little while. :)