Monday, March 06, 2006

Baby Clothes!

So I finally finished the sweater and hat set that I made for my niece-to-be. Whew! I honestly didn't think I was going to finish it because of my legendary loathing of the sewing part of knitting, but yes, I sewed the final (daisy) buttons on the sweater the other night. Photos to come. I'm actually pretty proud of myself; it looks very cute. Now I need to learn how to line clothes, because I was thinking that the sweater and hat would be adorable with some jersey knit lining.

Alex has demanded a "big, giant blankie!" so I need to start scoping out some more yarn for that. He's informed me that he will donate his current blankie to Bubba Bear, his beloved teddy bear. I'll believe that when I see it... Of course, hearing that I was about to embark on a knitting project for Alex has prompted Will to mention that he could certainly use a new blanket himself, even though I just made him the "Halloween blanket" (he requested black and orange yarn last time) last year. Not that I mind - I love making the boys things. I think this time, I'll actually try a blanket pattern from a magazine rather than just through a stockinette/garter mix together as I've done in the past. (Admittedly, Alex's blanket is technically a pattern, the "Big Bad Baby Blanket" from Stitch 'N Bitch.

Speaking of Stitch 'N Bitch, I just saw Deb Stoller's new book on crochet, The Happy Hooker, in Barnes & Noble last week. So I think the next paycheck may involve a field trip. Maybe I'll finally get some crochet down after I read it, because my crochet needs some serious help.

Anyone know if I can become a B&N or Amazon affiliate? I link a lot in these posts.

I think I need to feed my magazine addiction at lunchtime; perhaps I'll provide a knitting magazine review when I get back.


Stacey said...

I am pretty sure Amazon has an affiliate program...

Roe said...

I just don't know if they can do it through blogs.

Stacey said...

I think it's from any site that you set up. Of course the blog probably would have's IP address.