Tuesday, January 29, 2008

yesterday and beyond

so i'm still here, still up to stuff - just haven't gotten around to posting. partly because most of what i've done has been rather unexciting. for instance, more wipes:

finished those last thursday i think. we should now have around 50 cloth wipes! hope they hold up!

i got some yarn on friday to start making 'fingerless gloves' - potentially to try to sell online... only, the hook i had was too small (so it took longer and hurt my hands to make them!). PLUS, in my excitement i managed to make one bigger than the other. not stitch-wise, just tension. *sigh* here they are anyhow - they were made to fit marc (well, one tighter than the other), so they may end up his anyway.

finished those grey longies with my new buttonhole foot (which i am still getting the hang of - it has no 'measuring device' like the newer ones i've seen, so i just have to watch carefully - plus the wool is super thick so i end up having to feed it through by hand a little, which can be tricky...

so i forged on and did another pair - but they don't look at all proportional. i was thinking of cutting the cuffs off and sewing them on higher, so they're more like shorts, but marc suggested i wait and see how they actually fit. good idea!

these actually came out the best of all, surprisingly! i wasn't going to make them initially because there were two holes in ones of the sleeves i had to patch which i thought would be a pain - but they ended up looking super cute! (and proportional!) hooray! success at last!!!

excited by my ability on the last pair, i tried one more! which also didn't turn out too well.... and i don't even think they would ever be big enough! i'm leaving them as is & we shall see

marc got inspired by all my sweater pants and made a sweater diaper cover too! i had to share! (his also needed a little patch!)

and lastly, here's a little duckling i knitted from a library book 'knitted animals' - i may have to get my own copy, it's adorable.

i have 2 more potential sweater pants to make that perhaps i will attempt today... or i will kick back on the couch and knit!!! wish me luck!


akapler said...

cute duck. but i think he needs a hot dog friend.

you should sell sweater pants on etsy too. those are neat.

Rebecca said...

Courtney thinks that you could sell lots of this stuff on ebay. Her mom has been doing it for years. She wants to know how much for the duck - she would like a pink one, a purple one, and a yellow one. Amana Woolen Mill might be interested in the pants from sweaters? Love mom

paulo said...

I have the scarf you made me to this day. With no reason to use it I self indulgently show it to friends, who always seem befuddled with my exhibition.