Archive | May, 2006

Long time, no post

31 May

Oh my Lordy, it’s been ages since I last posted. I haven’t been working on too many crafty projects lately. Although I did make an awesome knitting needle holder for Vera’s birthday that I sorely regret not taking a photo of. I finally figured out a few design things with it. Such as:


  • A self-binding edge–basically cutting a bigger piece of the exterior fabric, then hemming it inward to bind the lining
  • Mitered corners–OK, I only successfully did this on two of the four corners, but still…
  • Basting–yes, I knew it all along, but this time I did it and proved my theory that basting was the secret to getting all the various layers to stay in place
  • Muslin lining–it doesn’t move around on you!

But I also knitted this cool project for baby Rex. I need to get it in the mail before he grows out of it.

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It’s the Baby Denim Drawstring Pants pattern from Joelle Hoverson’s Last-Minute Knitted Gifts, still my favorite knitting book. I couldn’t find Rowan Denim anywhere, so I used Blue Sky Cotton in a pale blue. I’m not sure how well the color will go over with his punk rocker parents, but it’s the thought that counts, right?

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