Sunday, March 01, 2009

Busy, busy world

I feel like a scene in Richard Scarry's "Busy, Busy World". I've been sewing again and even have some knitting to show you.

Two weeks ago I bought the yarn for the Baby's Denim Drawstring Pants (from Last Minute Knitted Gifts). This is how they looked this past Monday:

Almost done

And this is how they looked on Wednesday:

wee denim pants

I just need to knit the drawstring and then wash them to shrink up the length. I'm wondering, though, how much my gauge is off b/c the pattern called for 4 balls of yarn and I only used 3. I'm sure they'll fit him at some point.

Now, I would have been finished these pants much faster, but I felt the need to use up some yarn that had been marinating in the stash. This was my bus knitting (oh heck, the pants were bus knitting too, but they took turns):

Le Slouchier

It's a Le Slouch by Wendy of Knit and Tonic. This one is significantly more slouchy than the one I knit previously. I haven't even blocked it yet!

Yarn: Araucania Nature Wolle Chunky
Needles: 5.0 and 5.5mm

Yesterday, I spent the afternoon in front of the sewing machine. I've got a pile of flannel and only 15 weeks to go! AAAAAH!

So, I made six burp cloths - all double layers of flannel:


The burp cloths all measure around 14x19 inches - yes inches. I know. I can't help it. I work in both!

And, I made another big blanket - the burp cloth is there for scale:

Burp and blankie

Today, I'm going to make another big blanket and then get back to knitting on a cotton blanket for the Mogrunt.

*mumbles through a mouth full of twigs* "Did someone say something about nesting?"


  1. If it wasn't for my fulltime job that consisted of sewing I woudl say you are definitely sewing MORE then me. I only fit int 2 hours last night. (But that was after sewing at work all day on a Saturday)