One of my co-workers has been buying the blank muslin dolls we sell by the armfull. She makes little dresses for them and then sends them to Africa. I had actually received a bunch of fabric to make those pillowcase dresses to send over. I'm thinking that it might be too cute if for some of them I include a doll wearing a matching dress.
Then I got to wondering if it was worth making them over buying the premade dolls. While it would cost less (in theory) to make them, it would take a lot longer to make them. I'm sure the people would rather have more than worry about if I made every single detail of the two.
I'm not sure when I will get a chance to, but I am going to head to another store to see if they have any.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Sunday, June 22, 2014
Last night Bill somehow convinced me to go for a ride on the back of his new motorcycle. We went out to dinner. He took me on a quick ride around the neighborhood to make sure I could handle it. I had to practice some deep breathing exercises and my back muscles were still tense.
He convinced me to go back out again today. I wanted to take some knitting so I could take pictures of it to make it seem like it fit in more if I posted about it here, but he wanted me to try it without the backpack.
Our first stop was at this little park/monument on a small island. I thought it looked kind of like he wanted to give you a high-five, though I don't know anyone tall enough to reach.
On the ride I both discovered a very uncomfortable way to sit, and how to fix it. When I was first getting on I was centering myself while the bike was still tilted a little. This caused me to be off center while we were riding and for my knee to start hurting. Once I fixed that it was a lot better. I have also started holding on to the side bar when we are stopping so I don't feel like I am just running in to him with no way to stop.
I promise there has been progress on projects. It's way too dark to get any pictures tonight, but I promise you will get some.
Monday, June 16, 2014
I have been battling with germs since last Wed. I feel like I'm making progress, but I sound like a frog. Hopefully this will be better before I have to go to work tomororw.
I had had plans on getting some stuff done outside of the house, but I have not felt like I had enough energy for that. Some of it also involved talking to people, which I can't really do right now.
Instead I am trying to get some of the easier to get done projects finally done and out of the way.
The headbands finally have buttons on them! I added the one button to the end because that was the headband with the gradient striping and I wanted to let the wearer decide which side they liked best.
This thing I finished a good while ago, but then I forgot I had it. I have no idea what to call it. I based it on the rectangle hat that gives the appearance of cat ears when being worn.
Only I left little openings on the sides. I am not sure why I did it, but I like it. This second picture is closer to how the colors look in person. I didn't show it, but it was one of my first times doing Kitchener stitch, so it is a bit uneven along that line. When I made it I knit around until I got to where the gap was going to be, then I knit only one side until it was long enough to fold over, I then grafted it together with the body.
For anyone who doesn't remember it is the Very Versatile Top Down Cardigan (Ravelry link) that was last seen June 19, 2012. I don't blame you if you don't remember it. Right now it is soaking to get blocked, but I don't think that will change how it looks too much.
It is getting dark out or I would also include the picture of my mini-Skywalker (yes, let's pretend I made it that size on purpse) and of the mustard yellow blob that is the almost done baby blanket.
Getting stuff finished is fun! (someone remind me of this when I have a pile of these things laying around again)
Friday, June 6, 2014
Why yes, it does sound scandalous. It is also kind of something I already do twice a week...though this one is usually outside in a park and not in a building. Either way, it seems there are a few of them. The first knit in public day happens on the second Sat in June, which is usually why I can't participate. I usually have to work on Sat. Though word was going around on knit-night that is it this Sunday. A few of us whipped out our phones and did a bit of a search. We still have no idea. We all found multiple listings for multiple days. One said it already happened, another said it still hasn't happened, and yet another says it is a whole week event.