Well, it is the weekend again, and with no "drama" to otherwise distract me =) I kept myself busy with projects. First, I am still working on a label to have custom woven for my products. Here is the latest version I am leaning towards, and I'm still considering if it will be in color or not:
A couple of weeks ago I did the little boy's romper in this picture below, and this weekend I did the girl's dress, hat, and the piece I'm most excited about--the side-snapping minkee diaper cover. Yummmmmmy!! [Even if you don't use cloth diapers, this cute cover would be perfect over a paper diaper as a nice accent to the ensemble. :) But why would you want to do something like that to your poor baby? Besides, the paper diaper would probably leak and stain the cover!] It was my first draft of a pattern this style, and since snaps sometimes give me a really hard time when I am trying a new layout, I was very pleased to have it come out the way I hoped. Now I will have to pick out the perfect fabric to make a cover to match the boy's romper.
Maybe this cute cover would do? Nope, even if I have a girl this one will not be for sale! See? I already have a girl print and a boy print picked out to match, so I can make an adorable sleep saque. It is a wool cover that I learned to knit in the round (using the magic loop method found at www.knittinghelp.com), and the pattern is free at http://www.curlypurly.com/pattern.html. So that's why I can't sell it. And I'll probably never come up with my own original pattern, this is something I am such a novice at. I am getting faster, however. While I was at the hospital last weekend, just sitting in complete silence studying the lines on the ceiling (there was *nothing* to watch on t.v.), I was wishing I had my knitting to work on. So when I got home I started a new one in the next size up and I was already a little bit faster--yay! I still have to finish the leg cuffs, so no picture yet.
On another note, I'm wondering where my oldest (Micah, 9.5 years) learned to tell a joke or pull a prank. He did both today, with quite a bit of success! First of all, he told his dad an elephant joke...I think Mitch was a little jealous he didn't come up with it! Second, I was making some mac and cheese for supper tonight. I slipped away while waiting for the water to boil, and the next thing I know Micah walks in with a box and and says, "mom, I opened this and there were 2 packages of the cheese mix and only a tiny bit of macaroni." I thought it was odd, but easily fixed. I told him to open another box. He said, "I did and this one is crammed full to the top of the box!" I still didn't get the prank, because he executed it with such poise...I actually walked out to the kitchen to explore then gave him a playful push and he burst into laughter. Gee, I sure am a slow one sometimes!! =D
I know there was more stuff I wanted to blog, but now my mind is cluttered. I guess that means I should stop back by more often!!