Sunday, December 30, 2007
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Friday, December 28, 2007
So I ventured to a different yarn shop today, The Yarn Sellar, nervously hoping I'd have a more successful trip. And by more successful I mean that my daughter wouldn't tear the store apart or start screaming. So I brought a stroller this time and a box of animals crackers. And it worked! I had to move fast but I got my shopping done. And the two times I've visited this store, the women who work there have been friendly, helpful and, most importantly, not put off by my children. In fact, the women have made my children and me feel welcome. And today Keane was on the CD player, so the trip was that much more enjoyable.
One more thing: the store had a beautiful hat and pair of booties on display. When I asked about the pattern, the woman gave me these links: "suede" booties and "suede" baby hat. Now I just need someone I know to have another baby!
Thursday, December 27, 2007
My poor daughter has recently outgrown all of her longies and has been wearing capris and soakers even though we're in the middle of winter here. I finally found some time to make her a new pair right before Christmas. I used peruvian wool dyed by Maggie of Burgh Baby Gear. Maggie and I traded in November: I made her daughter a pair of longies in exchange for 4 skeins of dyed wool. Maggie was wonderful to work with and her colorways are beautiful. Now Francesca has a comfy new pair of longies to keep her dry and warm!
Monday, December 17, 2007
The owl's green body is made of Malabrigo. I love the feel of Malabrigo and love working with it. I've also just made a pear out of that same Malabrigo and will post pictures of that soon.
I made the hat below for the little girl who also owns the monster longies.