Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Wool Shorties

My first pair of shorties. I didn't use a pattern, just knitted them in the round with a k2p1 ribbing at the top, then I just guessed (baby wasn't here yet) as to length and width (I used 80 stitches per round for a newborn, but it was chunky wool), I didn't even make a gusset (didn't knw how at the time), and did a k2p1 ribbing for the legs. I made these without short rows, I will for now and forever put short rows in all of my diaper covers/pants/shorts. They just fit so much better. I do have a hard time with them though. Sometimes they come out perfect and other times I have little holes I have to sew up and I swear that I do it the same each time! Can't figure it out, I guess it's just beginner's errors that someday I'll look back on and laugh about ;-) Anyway, with all the drawbacks (no gusset or short rows) they fit surprisingly well.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Here's the sock monkey cover on my new baby!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

What better distraction while in pre-labor than having your beautiful toddler paint your tummy!