Now I know why handpainted yarn costs so much. It's a total pain in the rear! And you have to be patient for the color to really sink in. I'm not so good with patient. This was supposed to be primary rainbow colored instead of the bright pastels it is. The secondary colors were supposed to be in equal amounts to the primary sections. They aren't. Oh well, lesson learned. Either I need to drop a hunk of money on some good dyes and supplies and work on my patientence, or leave the dying to the pros. At least I didn't totally ruin the yarn--it's still usuable but I find the color to be feminine and not gender-neutral as I had intended.
Friday, February 16, 2007
I've decided to make preemie hats for the babies at Vanderbilt. A woman on my message board is doing 40 in 40 days for Lent--I don't do Lent, but I can knit several hats. I was so inspired that I made this this afternoon:
Here's another I am adding (2/22/07) What baby isn't a L'il Punkin? I might by some red and/or spring green and do apples, too.
More added during my vacation. Now, I'm up to 8!
Monday, February 12, 2007
Okay, I admit it. I love Valentine's Day. I love it in such a childish way, too. I just want to send everyone I know a cartoon character Valentine. When I was a kid, my favorite one ever was of a little blond boy doctor with a stethescope that read, "my heart beats for you, Valentine." Awwwwwwwwwwww!
Anyway, now that I have a kid, I get to be a kid again,too! We have playgroup tomorrow and here's what Trapper is giving his friends: a set of 3 bean bags each and a conglomerate crayon. The tag reads, "Valentine, you color my world!" I totally stole the crayon idea from a magazine, but it's not like they are the first to think of melting some crayons, LOL!
Thursday, February 1, 2007
For those who don't know what longies are: they're wool pants that are used as a cover over cloth diapers. Trust me, it works!
These are probably a newborn size, like fresh outta the hospital size. Hopefully, they will be going home longies for a future, yet-to-be-conceived child!
The legs are the same length but I was too impatient to straighten them for the photo because my camera battery was barely hanging on.