Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Camilla Baby Sweater and Pants

Yay! Nothing like the instant (pretty much) gratification of knitting for small babies. I finished the knitting on this two days ago but just sat down this morning to graft the underarms and weave in the ends. I am so happy with how this turned out! I think it's much cuter in person. I don't think the camera picked up the details so well. Of course it's a grey day and I have no baby to model it on....

The corduroy pants I whipped up in no time using a free template online. I think they turned out great! They cost about $5 to make and were so fast. I have materials to make two more pairs and hope to get them done sooner than later.

I made the 6mo size in both so it should be a great little fall/winter outfit for this spring baby.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Why I Always Have Knitting With Me

Because life is full of waiting. Right now I am waiting for my hubby to finalize the details after teaching his first CPR class. Thankfully I am not going crazy because I have my knitting. I have waited long enough to not only have written this post but to have finished one repeat on the little baby sweater that I started yesterday. I am loving how it's turning out. The pattern is Camilla Babe, a darling little sweater with a different twist (rav link). I am going to make a matching corduroy pleated skirt and pants, oh and of course little booties to match.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Happy Homeowner

We've now lived in our current home for about 17 months! It's been exciting to have a home that is all ours to paint and change as we desire. Though of course what comes with that is responsibility to fix what breaks!

We have a tubular skylight that has decided to leak, thankfully it's really not bad and John will have no problem fixing it. By fixing it we have decided to remove it!! Now the plan is to build out that wall and put in a pantry as well as some built in shelving. We are very excited about it (especially have more storage to make our kitchen that much more efficient). My husband used to work as a framer and he is definitely more excited by the prospect of this kind of housework than the other finishing type projects that he's had to do thus far.

Crafting wise I have finished another yellow brick road quilt top. This time for a friend who is due with a little girl in the beginning of March. Oops, I do still have the borders to add, but then on to quilting!

No pics today, hopefully next post!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Finishing Up

As with most people, I was excited for the holidays to come and excited to see them go. I love the extra time with family and appreciate them so much. But it also makes me appreciate the everyday. So 2011 I am ready for you!I have one resolution (that's new anyways) and that is to get on top of my calendar. So far I'm taking baby steps, but that means it's better than it was. I just always feel helter-skelter, and I want to change that.

I have been finishing projects including three lap quilts! Two are yellow brick roads (they only differ in quilting pattern and binding so I've just included one pic) that I made for my boys to enjoy this winter and they were fun to make and my first foray into quilting something bigger than a bag. They aren't perfect, but the boys love them and I learned much from
doing them! I also finished a quilt that I had been making for my Grandpa Wes, it features RV/Camping fabric and he is very happy to have a leg quilt to go in the RV with him!

I have two other large quilt projects ready to start and can't wait!! Before I can get to those I just have another small wave tote to finish. (Please excuse the poor night/flash photography - it totally skewed the colors) It's for my MIL, she used to live in Alaska and loved it here, so I thought she would enjoy these fabrics......

Hope you all had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

Here's just a small sampling from ours :)