Thursday, December 20, 2007

Taking a Break

My arms are rather full lately :) My daughter, Lucia Nadine, was born last Saturday, December 15th. I did finish one baby hat while in the hospital, but since we've been home I just haven't been in the right mood to pick up my needles. Maybe once I'm getting more sleep and start thinking straight again.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Finished Bumblebee Backpack

It's done! This was a fairly fast project, very easy, and very fun!

Here is the front of the backpack:

The back (the straps are really long right now, we're going to cut them shorter after we adjust it to fit him)

And a detail of the zipper:

I really wasn't sure how this would turn out - I'm always nervous when trying something new, but I'm thrilled with the end result. The felted fabric is nice and thick, and is the perfect size for him to take a change of clothes, diapers, and a cup with him to MOPS. I know he's going to love it, and as tempting as it is to give it to him now, I'm saving this one back for Christmas. It's just killing me to wait though, lol!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Bumblebee Backpack

It is really coming along! I am so excited about this one. It's done knitting, and is now drying after being felted last night. I am off to buy a zipper this afternoon, and then once it's dry I will sew on the zipper and straps. I think I am more excited about this project than I've been about anything in a long time :) DS is going to love it, and it's turning out better than I expected!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Ooh, I HAVE to try this!

I've been looking for a toddler sized backpack for my son (1.5), but I'm rather picky. I don't like characters and I'm cheap :)

SO.....I turn to my trusty resource, Knitting Pattern Central, and look what I found! This pattern for a felted backpack is too cute! While I love the backpack just the way it is written, I'm going to be cheap and use what I have here at home...some yellow and black, I'm thinking stripes!

I have one project that I've been procrastinating on that I will make myself finish before starting the backpack, just because the lure of the backpack will make me knit faster :)

Maybe, just maybe, I can finish it before Christmas and it can be wrapped under the tree.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Lesson Learned

Bit of advice here...

Don't start a pair of baby socks, knit 1, then come back and try to knit the other 4 months later with no idea of what pattern you were using.

It probably won't work. :)

You can't really see the differences in the pic, as I strategically overlapped the two, but they are definitely different! Oops! :) Not a huge difference, and they are probably usable, especially if DD has one foot about 1/2 inch longer than the other. LOL!