After wrestling with photos and Blogger, I’m think…

After wrestling with photos and Blogger, I’m thinking of hosting my blog elsewhere. I have lots of pictures to post but I keep getting Blogger timeout errors. Stay tuned for updates. There might be a URL change in my future.

A million thank yous to my wonderful SP7, Jody!!!! She sent me a beautiful final package with skin cream, pretty sticky notes, a really cool pen that glows in the dar, candy and, of course, yarn. :-) :-) I really enjoyed my first SP experience and I’m planning on joining SP8. I hope all of you SPers had a good time this round!

I’m just going to link to the pictures I have on my Flickr account so I apologize for a boring text-only post. When I read blogs, I usually look at the pictures first and start reading only if a picture catches my eye. I know, that means I’m really shallow. Agreed. I’m a sucker for pictures.

Over my spring break a few weeks ago, I made a bunch of maternity clothes and used up some fabric scraps for cloth diapers (more here and here). I found a pattern for an all-in-one diaper at One Stop Diaper Shop a few years ago when I was working on one for a cousin. I bought PUL waterproof fabric, birdseye cotton and flannel for the diapers and used fabric remnants for interesting exteriors. I’m really happy with how they turned out. I still have some finishing to do. I can’t decide if I want to use snaps or velcro. Any strong opinions out there in blogland?

Also, I’ve put down a little baby cardigan (another view here) that I think is cute but I suspect the sleeves are too long. I put a lot of work into this because of those edges (gauge is 7sts/in on sz 4 – picking up all of those stitches was such a pain!) I don’t know if I can knit the second sleeve and sew the whole thing up. I need some distance from the project so I’ve put it down for now.

Here is a finished newborn tank. I might take the neckline out and add a button tab to make sure the neck hole is big enough for a newborn’s head. We’ll see.

Finally, I’ve returned to one of my favorite patterns. It is so unbelievably simple but I just love it. It’s a garter stitch hooded jacket from Phildar Layette Fall 2004. I’m making it out of white Lion Brand Cotton-Ease and using seed stitch instead of garter stitch.

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8 comments so far

  1. knitnthings on

    Glad you had a good first Secret Pal expericance. I did too! I hear ya on the blogger issues. Sometimes it can be such a pain. Everything looks really cute thought! Happy knitting!
    Jody

  2. knitnthings on

    Glad you had a good first Secret Pal expericance. I did too! I hear ya on the blogger issues. Sometimes it can be such a pain. Everything looks really cute thought! Happy knitting!
    Jody

  3. PurlGirl on

    Wow, you’ve been busy. Love all the baby stuff. I might need to borrow the pattern for the baby tanks, too cute. See you Saturday.

    Anna

  4. PurlGirl on

    Wow, you’ve been busy. Love all the baby stuff. I might need to borrow the pattern for the baby tanks, too cute. See you Saturday.

    Anna

  5. Theresa on

    I use Photobucket to load things onto the web, and then it’s much easier to load them into Blogger. Although Blogger has plenty of other issues, too . . .

    Alas, we’re going to be headed south of Kansas on the road trip this year, but I have been to the Yarn Barn in Lawrence on a previous road trip.

  6. Theresa on

    I use Photobucket to load things onto the web, and then it’s much easier to load them into Blogger. Although Blogger has plenty of other issues, too . . .

    Alas, we’re going to be headed south of Kansas on the road trip this year, but I have been to the Yarn Barn in Lawrence on a previous road trip.

  7. Nit One Perl Two on

    I am so happy I found your site. It appears we have more in common than knitting! I’ll let you know when I complete the “world renound” triple lindee patern. It will be soon!

  8. Nit One Perl Two on

    I am so happy I found your site. It appears we have more in common than knitting! I’ll let you know when I complete the “world renound” triple lindee patern. It will be soon!


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