Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
We were in Madison this last weekend during an ice storm. Witness my in-laws' birch trees:
Whilst stuck inside, I worked on some longies/shorties.
I finished these:
Nearly finished these (still have to make a cord, kitchener the crotch, and weave in ends):
And started these:
Posted by KnittinKninja at 6:28 PM
Saturday, February 09, 2008
Wednesday, February 06, 2008
I finished the body of the mei tai today.
Next up are the ties, which criss-cross in the middle of the body of the carrier (on the inside). The ties will be dark brown to match the flowers. I should be done this weekend. Then I can carry Eli around in style.
Posted by KnittinKninja at 7:05 PM
Sunday, February 03, 2008
I did a bit of sewing this weekend. I made a reversible headband using the best band ever pattern, and an iphone cozy for Josh, using this pattern.
The best band ever, really is! I have a hard time finding headbands that both look good and fit my enormous skull. Usually even elastic ones don't work right, and I can't tie a scarf on worth a damn. I end up with hair in the knot and curses under my breath. But this one is awesome. It was a pain the the butt to reverse it and to sew in the elastic, but I'll definitely be doing it again.
Next up is a Mei Tai for me & Eli. I've gotta wait till I get a rotary cutter and matt though, because there's NO way I can cut a straight line for 90 inches, much less do it 3 times.
Posted by KnittinKninja at 2:56 PM
Saturday, February 02, 2008
I used a different pattern for Eli's latest longies. I think I like the fit better. The construction was very different. They're knit from the bottom up. I also tried my hand at duplicate stitch for the first time. About halfway through I changed the way I was doing it and it looked better, but I'm not about to rip out the first half (half the second e through the first exclamation point). Probably should have read how exactly to do it, but whatevs. Instructions are for suckers.
Posted by KnittinKninja at 5:59 PM