i am bogged down by my knitting projects right now, so sewing is quite impossible. but while i was having computer problems last month, i was looking through some old photos on my macbook, and i came across some projects i've never blogged about before. thought i would share a few in the interim between finishing up some knitting and doing some new sewing.
here is a knit skirt i made last year around this time. it is on my ravelry page. it was knit during my pre-baby knitting blitz
delicate (made with soft baby yarn and all)...now that she is crawling around, i need "tough" clothing for her. clothes that can stand up to rubbing against the floor at 50 knees-on-the-floor per minute, right?
happy long weekend !!
Friday, May 21, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
for my mommy, but modeled by moi. i didn't get to see her on actual mother's day, so it is a belated gift. (i'm sorry, mommy! i will see you soon!)
oops, better go cut that string
i followed the pattern/instructions from heather ross's book weekend sewing . i'm not much of a hair accessory type of person, but this may inspire an addiction. i think i will make one for myself.
the fabric is actually a light purple with pretty flowers, but impossible to tell in the blinding sun with a model who won't stay still, huh?
a very quick and easy project. i would recommend this for anyone looking to make a quick sewn gift.
surprisingly, this was my first project from
also a note of apology to my dear sweet readers, if i have any left. so sorry to have left off for a month without any blogging, but life would have it that three very compelling reasons for not blogging came crashing together in a big bang simultaneously, culminating in my un-availability to the blog. they were, in no particular order (i like lists):
1. my main home computer that houses our digital photos and is where i upload from my camera suddenly contracted The Virus of Eternal Humiliation that immediately upon opening any web browser took us to sites called porno.com and viagra.com. i am not kidding around! (fyi, those sites aren't real. just in case anyone feels compelled to check them out.) it would be hilarious if it didn't actually happen to me.
my sweet hubby fixed it by installing some anti-viral software, but then the computer couldn't open any website at all, which befuddled my hubby, which meant a phone call to the internet provider/phone company (they are one and the same for us), which meant the dreaded .... TELUS tech support! (scary music here. anyone who has ever called tech support at telus knows what i am talkin' about). turns out it was some proxy server options thingy (i don't even want to know) but it still took an hour. anyway, thankfully, our computer, though probably on its last legs, has survived
and then my macbook decides it is time to quit charging. the magsafe charger's green light was very dim and the battery just had the "plugged in" symbol, not the "charging" symbol, which is the sideways lightning bolt (i love that lightning bolt!). i freaked out and checked all the mac support and forums. things sounded very grim with most people saying i needed to take it to the apple store because magsafe was dirty/damaged/battery is dead/damaged etc etc. bad, bad news. oh no oh no oh no...but there were a couple of people on those forums who said to let the battery die down a bit and then try again. it apparently worked for them and i'll be darned, when my battery went down to less than 76 per cent, the orange light suddenly went on and the sideways lightning bolt came back. i was so so so so relieved.
2. i have been knitting. i have this theory that when i knit i cannot sew. and when i sew, i cannot knit. it seems to be that my theory is correct so far. i have two projects on hand (maybe i'll show those later...so excited about them, but they're not ready yet! eek! shrill much?), and i really am itching to cast on more, but no, i must resist. i am a really incredibly slow knitter. i try to knit while watching hockey games, but it doesn't work because hockey games make me extremely tense (or maybe the Canucks make me tense...), and also because most of the time when i try to sit down on the couch to relax and knit, reason number 3 happens...
3. and that reason number 3 is my isla girl. she is getting bigger and really really attached to me. plus she is SO demanding. it is really hard to get much done when she is practically surgically attached to my hip at all times. mostly, i cook dinner with one arm and her balanced on my hip in the other arm. she also seems to be a really poor daytime napper. so crafting during the day (or doing much of anything) is pretty much out until i can figure out how to give her a soothing relaxaporium for sleep, free of all brothers and pets and loud sharp noises.
to confuse me further, she seems to nap really well in the din of the local swimming pool (kids screaming included). i would drive her there everyday if i could, but the boys aren't too thrilled about swimming lessons to begin with, and, much more importantly, the heat in there makes me feel like i could actually sweat. i dun like sweatin'!
ok, well, the dramas go on and on, and so can i (ha!), but that in a rather large nutshell is why this blog is v v v v random and inconsistent