Wednesday, February 27, 2008


I found this helpful message on one of my dollars this week and thought I'd share.

You've been advised.

Poor Todd, whoever he is.

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:

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Finished Mei Tai! And babylegs.

Thank you to my models for their assistance.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Mei Tai Half Done!!!

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.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Non-Knitting Weekend Endeavors

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.

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.