Since I have been spending the past few nights curled up on the couch with a book, I haven't been creating a whole lot. I did, however, get a few more coats up on the girls bedroom walls. I just put up coat eight yesterday and although I said I would only do eight I think it might be ten or twelve now. It really just looks like it needs some more of the red to warm it up a tiny bit more.
Here are a few bits and pieces I am currently working on.
rrrrrrriiip it, rrripp it
C's slippers are getting much too tight on her little feet so it's time for new ones. I thought I would knit her up a quick pair for her birthday and use up some leftover sweater yarn in the process. Malabrigo yarn is notorious for felting, which is perfect for this project. I like to use the baby slipper pattern from 'The Children's Year' but make them huge so I can felt them. I use size 9 or 10 needles and then double up with two strands of worsted weight yarn. In the picture above I am using the shocking pink and floral colorways and LOVE how they look together. Unfortunately, I did not have enough of the floral colorway leftover so I had to rip that out and start over. So now, I am just knitting them with one strand of the shocking pink. Hopefully they will come out ok and be sized right after felting. *Fingers crossed*
I am getting closer to being done with C's birthday dress, but I am running into a couple of problems. You see, I haven't sewn in a zipper invisibly since about 1997 and I have managed to completely forget how. I know that I know how to do this, I used to do it all the time but it's just taking quite awhile for it all to come back to me. To add insult to injury Betty, ahem - my sewing machine, (What? You don't name your sewing machine?!) is acting feisty and picking fights with me. We'll see who wins in the end...
I am not 100% sure about the hedgie trim yet. C absolutely adores hedgehogs and I know she would love it but I am wondering if it looks too busy with the fabric, or if it is just the right amount of cuteness.
Warm and cozy for K
Whenever I get a free moment and K is with Daddy or deeply involved in play I try to work on a couple of surprises I have for her new bedroom. I am hoping to have them done around the time the walls are done (which at this rate will be next Autumn...) so it will all be put together nicely for her. *Secret motive* If her room looks nice, warm and inviting then maybe she'll actually want to sleep in it, at least for a few hours each night.
What are you working on? I need some inspiration to get of my butt and back to working on these projects.