March 2005 Archives

March 31, 2005

Charlotte's Room Makeover

We spent last weekend converting the nursery into Charlotte's room. Her new room has a bigger closet with mirrored doors- two reasons why I think this room will work better for our daughter. (Hopefully, she'll spend less time in front of the mirrored doors in our bathroom.)
First we replaced the old, square, frosted glass light fixture with a ceiling fan.

This is the same style fan we installed in her original room a few months ago.

Then we painted the room. Here's how it looked before.

The former owners painted the whole house this tan color.

And here is how it looks now.


The room still needs curtains and storage shelves in the closet, but I think the next project will be painting Joshua's room.

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March 30, 2005

Joshua is Three Months Old Today!

The good news is that he's sleeping much better. The bad news is that he started teething this weekend.

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March 29, 2005

Smock Update

The left front is finished.


Here's the pretty cable work at the top of all of the pieces.
I haven't had the time or the energy lately to juggle multiple projects, so I'm giving knitting monogamy a try. It cuts back on the number of blog worthy progress shots, but ideally, I'll be producing FOs faster. I've cast on the right front and hope to have it finished by Monday. Maybe this project will be wrapped up after a couple more weeks.

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March 28, 2005

I hope everyone had a nice Easter. We played with toys, ate candy, and dyed eggs.

The kids looked especially sweet in their new church clothes.

No, I didn't finish Charlotte's blue smock. Luckily, her shrug from last Easter still fit and looked alright with this year's dress.

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March 22, 2005

Charlotte's Smock Sweater

Currently, I'm working on this:
the Child's Smock from the Debbie Bliss Knitting Workbook. If it's finished in time, Charlotte can wear it over her Easter dress. It still needs a collar and two fronts, but the back and both sleeves are done.
Charlotte currently loves to pretend to be different animals. Here's her butterfly look.

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March 21, 2005

Like Father, Like Son

Mike's socks and Joshua's booties are complete, so both of my guys have had warm feet for the last couple of weeks.
Mike's socks were made using Wendy's toe-up pattern, size 0 dpns, and Regia sock yarn. Joshua's booties were knitted with 3mm needles, Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino (colors 101 and 102), and the Polka Dot Bootees pattern from Adorable Knits for Tots. The only change I made to the pattern was shortening the cuffs by 4 rows due to a lack of yarn. The Cashmerino was leftover from Joshua's striped sweater, and I overestimated how much yarn I had left.
Mike and I spent this past Friday and Sunday in Nashville watching the NCAA Men's Basketball tournament. It was hard watching Tech lose in the second round (especially with the majority of the crowd being Louisville fans), but it was still really neat to actually go to a game and see the team play in person. And to prove that knitting is in the mainstream, one of the fans had a booga bag at Sunday's game.
For those of you clamoring for Charlotte news and pics, I promise to post some tomorrow along with my latest WIP.

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March 1, 2005

Marshall's Debut

It was cold enough for snow flurries this morning, so Joshua wore his newest sweater to the doctor.

The pattern is Marshall from the Rowan Babies book. It's knitted with 3 balls of Rowan Wool Cotton, color #907 Deepest Olive. I wasn't happy with this project while I was working on it. (I had to redo a couple of spots where I made careless mistakes, and one of my balls was a different dyelot. I worked every couple of rows with the odd ball to blend in the color variation, but there was still enough difference to make me think it looked striped.) Once I saw it on him, however, it became my favorite finished project. Carol is right on with her advice that you shouldn't worry about a mistake if it ?can?t be seen from the back of a galloping horse.? The color difference really isn't noticeable, and he just looks so grown up in the mock turtleneck. There are a few more pictures here, including a smiley action shot and one that shows all of his spikey, crazy hair.

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