Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Baby "Longies"

A peer of mine from high school asked me to make a couple pairs for her baby.  I have to start off with admitting I had no idea what these were by their name until I did a google image search

Tad-da!  They are just knit sweatpants! (+100% wool to be absorbent as soakers).

So for my first pair & experiment, I'm using Patons Classic Wool in Aran with US size 2 circular needles, 104 stitches.  I'll keep you posted on a developed pattern once I have a better idea of what I'm doing. :)

I'll be fitting these to the children I babysit since I don't have any of my own & my friend is in North Carolina, so I can't use her child, either.

Finally got passed the short rows in the bum (for bulky diapers)
& am experimenting with a kitchener-stitched crotch.

So if you have any advise, suggestions or wisdom on this kind of pattern, please leave it in the comments.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Sandy & More Mittens

I found frost in the garden bed & on my car this morning!

I hope everyone is fairing well during this hurricane.  I count myself among one of the lucky ones; we only had high winds (up to 40 mph I believe) and are forecasted to have rain through Wednesday (starting last night).  Anyone else ready to hunker down and start living off-grid? ;)

>>Which reminds me of my husband: while we were watching the second season of The Walking Dead, he said he wasn't worried about us (if a zombie apocalypse happened) because we'd have the big farmhouse with a dairy animal, chickens, hunt meat (maybe keep a few pigs/rabbits), can from our veggie garden and make all that we need (aka, what we're working towards now!).

But today's hurricane gets you thinking about what you would do if the apocalypse happened NOW, rather than later when you're all prepared...  Anyone else?

At least our hands will be warm...

1 medium child's pair, 2 smaller child's pair,
& 1 adult pair.

Now that I've started to commit this 3-year-old's mitten pattern to memory, I've started my first color set.

"Seafoam Green"... great, bright color for kids, right?

Thanks for all the well-reception.  They will be in the shop later this week!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012


Would anyone be interested in seeing mittens (knit or crochet) in the shop

Feel free to leave color suggestions and/or style variations in the comment section.

What is everyone else working on?

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Finally More Magnets

Here's a little peak at last night's progress:

Magnet Photoshoot

Today's project: get them all organized and start listing (hopefully tonight!).  Anyone else gearing up for the holidays yet?

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Liesl, You Made My Night :]

While unwinding last night (and discovering that Liesl has a new web address), I discovered this little surprise:

Look!  That's me!  Middle-left.   (Source)

I feel so special to be included with such a great group of blogs; and on one of my favorite reads, too!  Thanks Liesl :)

Monday, October 1, 2012

International Shipping

I'm so excited to announce that International Shipping is coming to the shop!

So far it is available for earwarmers, hats, wristwarmerscoastersdishcloths & magnets.  I hope to add blankets & scarves very soon.

If you have any suggestions or advice, I'd love to hear it!  Please leave a comment below. :)