Thursday, August 2, 2007

Wool soup for dinner again.

wool soup!

Tuesday July 24th was natural dye day, I was going for a nice gold color. The one on the left is marigold, on the right is Osage orange in both pictures. The marigold is going to be a little more work though, if you look closely in the picture below there is a lot of petals in the wool. I should have put them in a mesh bag. Oops!

natural dyed wool

Wed. the 25th Babygurl and I went to Grandma & Grandpa's, then Up to Great Grandma & Grandpa's on the 29th. Although Babygurl learned how to get out of the crib, and we were pretty busy, we still had fun. I learned a bit of history too. Did you know in 1949 one night in a hotel room was only $4.35?

Anyway, here is Babygurl eating some corn on the cob that we picked, she LOVES corn now.:)

mmm, corn!

Then we gave the corncobs to the cows. I tried to get a picture of Babygurl climbing the fence but she was just going up and down one bar of it.


lantern baby blanket

This is a project I started on Sunday, I found the flannel at Jo-Ann fabrics in Sioux Falls, SD. Tattoo Husband's apprentice & his wife are expecting a baby girl in October. She will need a cool flannel blankie. It's going to be a welcome to the world present.

I decided to do the picot edging a little more curvey on this blankie. So far I've only got one corner picoted. I did that while I was trying to get babygurl down for a nap on Monday. Now I know it takes an hour and a half (with some put the kid back in the crib breaks.) to crochet one corner of edging.

lantern blanket closeup

Someday we'll look back on this moment and plow into a parked car.
Evan Davis


dragon knitter said...

sounds like it might be time for a toddler bed for babygurl. you can still use the same mattress from the crib, but it's lower, and you don't have to worry about them falling so far. unless she's learned to open doors, you'll just have to put her in bed, and shut the door. steph was climbing out of the crib at 16 months!

rachel said...

silly little monkey! i can't wait to see you guys (tonight!!!).

mari said...

Hi! I love the pattern on the flannel. Very pretty. Can I ask a question? Did you use one pice of fabric or two back to back? Thanks. :)

dyetara said...

It's one piece, so the back is white.

quiltyknitwit said...

I enjoyed seeing this project. I'm curious - did you blanket stitch the whole edge first, then crochet the picot edging? I might want to try a similar thing for some pillowcases.

dyetara said...

That's exactly what I did.