March 29, 2012 § 1 Comment
My knitting speed is about as fast as a toddler on a walk. Did you know it could take an hour to walk home 3 blocks from the farmers market? Yeah, that’s about how fast I knit these days too. But looky here, I finished some baby leg warmers for a new little friend. Little Bear was kind enough to model them for us. I had the perfect yarn in my stash, GGH Samoa yarn, left over from the K sweater. And there was just enough yarn for these. Yay for stash busting. I like the stripes but I think I’ll go with long and stretchy leg warmers next time. I call them slouchy because I think they would be on a newborn, but a good fit on growing chunky legs too.
March 18, 2012 § 1 Comment
I’ve been thinking about little girls clothes a lot lately in my day dreams. I have a secret agenda to clothe the girls in all vintagy styles and hand knits. We have some wonderful vintage, or vintagesque, clothes from my childhood and Value Village. Many more ideas are floating around my head that I want to sew. But the patterns I concoct in my head are slow to fruition. Side note: I took a quick peek at a pattern book at the fabric store this week and I was sorely disappointed in the childrens patters. Perhaps I just happened to look at the worst one they had, or perhaps I’m very critical and should make my own patterns and buy patterns from independent sewers.
Bug has a secret agenda to wear only underwear or pajamas, but not both. It was cute to arrive at story time with an independent toddler in pajamas for a while, but now I’m feeling like we all look a little disheveled and frumpy.
Little bear has a not so secret agenda to burp and poop on all her clothes. She is a very successful baby.
Sometimes we pull one of these smocked dresses off the line in their room for each of them. Paired with jeans, and a turtle neck in this season still, we meet my goal of vintage meets playful monkey with messy hair.