Archive for 2010

The finished mei tais

My friends rock! Sheri and Kristin and Jason all did a part in making these carriers. Kristin stayed until 1am cranking most of it out and they look GORGEOUS!!!!

I am so excited to have my baby snuggled in it! I can’t wait!

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My sister’s carrier…

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Omi tries hers on with Mr. Bear. I’m filling mine with Mrs. Belly…

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Me and my sister showing off our baby bellies. She is just 10 weeks behind me. I can’t wait until we have our little ones! And, yay, I can see I’m getting that pregnancy-homestretch-all-over-puffy-look.

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Mei Tai baby carrier

My sister and I bought some fabric for making baby carriers like this one. Neither of us sew and I was having major anxieties over messing up our fabric.

But then I realized I had some ugly curtains in the linen closet and it was all I needed to go crazy on the sewing machine.

My awesome friends are helping me with more accurate sewing, with an actual pattern, with the real fabric BUT today I competed the curtain carrier with no pattern and barely a pin or straight seam. Definitely not measure twice, cut once…but I am pretty pleased with the results!

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Definitely not comfortable with Simon in it….

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But, it should work fine for the new baby! 🙂

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35 and 35 today

Realized I am 35 weeks pregnant today on my 35th birthday:) I laid around all day, eating bon bons and watching TV. Life is good!

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One of our favorite activities!

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Check out the cookie cutter work of Simon!

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Icing and sprinkle time…

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Guess who?

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More knit-and-tell

Baby socks! Free pattern on Ravelry if you are a member there.

and now my fingers are sore from working the double pointed needles. Luckily these knit up fast. 🙂

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They are so tiny!

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halloween aftermath

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A lot of loot for one block…

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halloween 2010

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hmmm…slightly better

I added a few rows to the neckline and it sits at a much better place now. I also noticed the sleeves have shrunk back up quite a bit??!! Strange.

It is still a bit big and sloppy but it will work great as a wrap for nursing baby and feeling cozy around the house this winter…as I’d hoped.


finished sweater #2

…and not happy:(

I blocked it (dampened and rolled water out in a towel, then let dry flat on the table) and it is huge now. And it doesn’t sit up on my shoulders comfortably. It hangs off very sloppy.

The sleeves are supposed to be 3/4 length and they were, straight off the needles. Now they are full length.





I have some leftover yarn. Maybe I can pick up some rows at the neck to at least tighten that up a bit. Sigh…

Soup and cornbread

with a little side of cuteness…

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