Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Tiny Human Clothes

I found people to knit with!!! Woohoo! There were 5 people all together last night at the coffee shop, knitting/crocheting away at things to make preemie babies warm. Andrea gave me a very nice shout out in her blog, so I should mention that I was super impressed with her teeny tiny needles and adorable pink hat! I got pretty far on a little blue hat (chatting makes knitting go kinda slowly, but when you are talking about knitting, I think it counts!). Tonight I finished up the hat, then decided what the heck, I may as well make some little sock things, too. I just sort of invented a pattern, with a couple of short rows for the heel, and decreases at the toe.

So far I just have one little sock done, so we'll see if I ever actually make two. I am rather impressed that I even got this far. We'll see if I remember my made-up pattern when I go to make the next one! Maybe a kid will be born with only one foot and it will need clothes, too. Baby things are so tiny! And so darn cute! Hopefully I will remember to send these in when I finish them, instead of hiding them behind the chair for months. I work close to the hospital now, so I can probably just drop them off when I eat lunch there or something.

The yarn I am using is from my grandma. Knitting with it makes me think of her....

Monday, July 23, 2007

The biggest art project yet!

We are buying a house! That means there are zillions of square feet of walls that need painting!! We are planning to paint the entire house (lol) in the two days between when we close and when it is the weekend and we have a u-haul rented.
Here are some of them:

Here are the books I got at the library to help me figure out what to do with all the walls!

eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!! I am so excited!

Btw, if anyone reads this and for some reason is looking for an apartment to sublet.... let me know. (=

Monday, July 16, 2007

Almost back!!

I am flying back from vacation today. I hate flying! Not flying, exactly. I hate paying hundreds of dollars to be treated like crap by the airlines. Take off your shoes, unpack your whole bag, your plane's delayed, we can't find you a seat, we'll put you next to a chain smoking chatty cathy, etc etc. It's ridiculous. Anyway, vacation was awesome!! Here is my favorite picture from it:

I got a surprisingly good start on this green aran tote that's been floating in my head for months since I bought a hank of yarn that's a really great color. Then I had to buy a couple more hanks once I decided what to do. The cables are from the book at the library Aran Knitting by Alice Starmore. I love the way the cable snakes around up and down in addition to side-to-side, if that makes any sense. Here's what I've got so far:
If all goes according to plan, I will have a cute little messenger bag/tote with a big fold-over flap and a zipper at the top and a magnetic button at the bottom (ooh maybe not if I want to put my computer in it, I should think about that...maybe a wood toggle or something instead) and a sewn fabric lining and a nice wide, strong strap and it will be wonderful! If all goes according to plan.