Friday, July 31, 2009

Coming Home Outfit

So. For this, my last baby, I wanted the coming home outfit to be something special. I had visions of her being dressed head-to-toe in handcrafted Mommy-made cuteness.

Okay, not really. It just kind of ended up that Emma will be wearing an outfit made (almost) completely by me. I had dyed a bunch of shirts, since white is just so boring. And I had knitted a wool sleep sack for Emma to use at home, making a matching hat from the leftover yarn. When Sierra saw the matchy-matchiness of them, she wondered if the baby could wear them home from the hospital. I explained that Emma couldn't be buckled into the carseat while wearing the sleep sack.

So I was in the process of knitting a pair of longies (really just wool pants, used as a cloth diaper cover). After much discussion with Sierra, we decided that Emma will wear the pants home. And Sierra got to pick which color shirt Emma will wear with the pants (she chose dark pink). Sierra wanted me to make a hat to match the pants, but I decided that a wool hat would probably be too hot in mid-August. So we compromised with a headband.

Here is a picture of the pants and headband together. I even crocheted the flower, all by myself.
And here is a picture of the shirts I dyed, all stacked up.

There will definitely be pictures of baby Emma in this outfit, so be on the lookout in a few weeks!

Oh, and just an FYI. No, wool pants won't be too hot in August. Pure wool is very breathable, and magically keeps baby warm in the winter and cool in the summer. So, have no worries about the new little one's internal temperature.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Thursday's To Do list

This is mostly for me, but you can keep reading if you want to!

-Grocery list
-Swimming lessons
-Pics of blanket on Ravelry
-Blog post longies/headband and blanket

That's all I can think of right now. But I'm sure there's more....

Monday, July 27, 2009

Just a boring To-Do list...

I'm just sitting here, doing all my regular morning computer stuff. All of these things are going through my head of what needs to be done today. So I thought I'd come over here and write them down. For some reason, I'm usually much more motivated to get things done when I blog my To-Do list. I think it's because crossing things off publicly is much more satisfying than just crossing them off by myself. So, here's the list as it stands now:

*Wash diapers
*Fold and put away diapers (including load from the other day)
*Get colored clothes out of the dryer
*Empty dishwasher
*Wash dishes (what few there are)
*Cast-on headband and hopefully finish today
*Take picture of newborn longies
*Wash longies
*Lanolize sleep sack
*Get carseat out of garage put it back together
*Have Jason get bassinet out of garage, clean it up, put it back together
*Clean out bottom drawer of dresser for baby clothes
*Sort baby clothes for now and later, put away in dresser/pack in box
*What's for dinner? Hamburger/Tomato/Zucchini stuff
*(If headband gets finished) Blog post of longies/headband
*Work on crochet blanket, if time allows
*Go to bed at a normal hour!

Well, I'm pretty sure there is more, but that's all I can think of right now. As always, I may come back and add more. Thanks for reading the boring stuff too!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Testing mobile Blogger.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Two Scarves in Two Days!

I actually ended up making two scarves, in two different sizes.  One is 4" x 40", and one is 3" x 32".  I was going to give the bigger scarf to Sierra, but now she gets the smaller one, and someone else will get the bigger one.  I'm not sure who, though.

Anyway, here are some pictures of the finished scarves:

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Instant Gratification!

Some of you know about my new knitting obsession hobby.  I've knitted two sleep sacks and a hat for the baby.  I've got a scarf pattern waiting for yarn, and I've got yarn waiting to be made into tiny little pants.  I bought some yarn, thinking to make another sleep sack, but I decided I wasn't really thrilled with how the last one I made with the same type of yarn turned out.

I saw an article in the newspaper about one of the hospice shops having a scarf contest.  The winner in each category gets sold at an auction to raise money for hospice.  My first thought was to enter the scarf I'm waiting to make, but I didn't want to take the chance of losing the scarf to the auction (selfish, I know!).  So I thought I would use the extra yarn I had to knit up a quick scarf.

The pattern is Instant Gratification by Half-Assed Patterns.  I'm not sure the scarf is contest worthy, but if it's not, I'm sure I can find someone to love it.  I plan on making myself one of these scarves, but with some really colorful, yummy yarn.  Yes, I just called yarn yummy.  If you've ever fondled good wool yarn before, you'll know what I mean.

Anyway, here is a WIP (Work In Progress) picture of the scarf I took last night.  I will come back and post another (better) picture when I'm done.  Enjoy!