knit, knit, purl, purl, knit, knit, purl, purl, knit, knit..

Friday, November 16, 2007

Mittens for DS

Using P2 Designs Basic Cuff-Up Mitten pattern, and Punta del Este Yarns Merisoft Handpainted in HP01. Knit all the way up using my Clover size 7 DPNs. I love knitting toddler mittens - they're about 5" long and a really quick knit. After naptime we'll cast-on the other one. DS has been nagging me to knit him mittens and a hat for this year. He helped choose the yarn as well. :)

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

New Hat New Hat New Hat!

Here she is - "Foliage" from the Fall knitty. I am lovin' this yarn and the pattern worked-up great. I did, however, manage to trash all my hard work over the last 2 days by binding-off too tightly. Despite the fact that the rest of the hat is scrumptiously roomy - I can't get it over my head! :(

I hope it's a slow night at work so I can fix it...

Thursday, July 19, 2007

New Socks

Ain't they purty? The yarn is Jitterbug sock yarn which I got from my LYS.

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Wild Flower Shawl

I'm working-up this shawl pattern from Posh Yarn. I absolutely adore the pattern. I really like the whacky colorway of my yarn as well (KnitPicks Shimmer in "Happy Dance"). This shawl is going to be fuuun-kay. :) It will REALLY need to be blocked, though. Squishing this sucker in the scanner was NOT easy.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Put Up Your Keys

I was outside bringing in the groceries DS and I had just brought home. I heard a loud ZAP and a POP, something wasn't right. Mama instinct kicked into high gear and I ran inside to find DS standing on a table, a key from my keychain had been placed in a hole in the back of our electric stove (the top part of the back is exposed to the livingroom area in our tiny apartment). There was soot around the hole the key was in, in the shape of the zap which had occurred when DS put the key into the back of the stove. DS fingers were blackened with soot, but not burned. He must have been holding with his thumb and forefinger to the (lifesaving) rubberized plastic on this key. He had no reaction at all, he looked confused because I was freaking out. The key was still stuck in the back of my stove and my neighbor helped me to remove it. I turned the breaker off. I did a neuro check of DS, listened to his heart - no irregularity whatsoever. I believe someone was watching over him, we are so lucky.

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE keep your keys out of reach. My little boy could be gone right now.

This is what happened to the key:

Thursday, May 17, 2007

More Knitting for the House...

This is Yvonne's Double Flower Cloth. It actually turned-out pretty nice, but it needs to be blocked. Will post another pic post-blocking...

Mindful Crafting...

In the interest of running my home in a manner which is more mindful of our family's ecological footprint, I've knit a cover for my Swiffer :

I did it using plain ol' kitchen cotton and hakucho's Ball Band Mop Cover pattern with alterations to make it a little bigger for a swiffer wetjet. I love it, though I'm not crazy about the idea of making another because the process of knitting this bored me to tears. *lol* Oh, well. I do really like the finished product, though it may not show-up nicely since I just squished it in my scanner for a pic...

Here's the other side:

Saturday, May 12, 2007

I (heart) These Boxes - Where do I find them?