Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Crafting of any sort has taken a back seat to.... SCHOOL.
Hell week, next week is finals week. Boo hiss.

I am working on a second version of the Knitty topaz dress, though, for my other niece, a miss Olivia Jane.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

loom knittin

When I was little I used to spool knit like crazy. 
Now, I want to venture into... LOOM KNITTING!


I'm not really sure how it works, but I've seen several neat patterns. A trip to Stitches and Scones may be in order... though a trip to the yarn store is always in order. However, I can't buy any more yarn. I cannot, and I shall not! Hold me to it!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Things I Want to Make

Laundry bag (with appropriately sized pouches for detergent bottle and quarters)
Dish cloths and hankerchiefs
Scarf holder
stuffed turtle
A quilt! (someday)

more to come

Renate in her dress!
It fit her really well, and she wore it today until she pooped on the onesie she had on under it. Silly baby.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

some dolls and a hat

I was cruising the Purl Bee website (one of my favorite knitting/sewing blogs) and they posted this little gem:
And the site of the woman who makes them:

I really want to make some for my nieces!
Some of the dolls border on the creepy, but that's kind of my thing. And I could knit little outfits for them! :D

Speaking of knitting, here is the hat I knitted for my still-in-utero niece, Olivia Jane:

It's just a basic flat-knit baby hat with a seed stitch brim (no pattern) in a really soft acrylic (possibly an acrylic/wool blend?) from my stash. I embroidered her initials (and her nickname, OJ) with a bit of stash wool. 
Next up: A little hat for her that looks like a little orange on her head, to go with her nickname. My other niece, Renate, has an apple hat. I've also thought about doing an olive hat for OJ, but that would be less cute. I suppose I should make one for my nephew, too... what fruit should I make?