Even though I don't get my Mondays off to make stuff anymore, I have Fridays through the rest of this month. And the most recent Fridays have been too full of other stuff to leave room for making anything. So, today was all for me - all for making stuff and checking it off my list. I'm super-tired, but it feels really good anyway.
Here's a peek at what I've been up to:
An R2D2 beanie for Andrew, modeled by the lovely Emma (who was very excited to be in on the Christmas secret), showing her best robot moves:
I'm a little disappointed in the lack of contrast between the gray and blue, but it is a little better-looking in person than it is in these photos. I was in a hurry and didn't really want to search out just the right skein of two-dollar yarn.
Here's a book strap for Emma, there's a better picture of the whole idea here, where I got the pattern. I had a little trouble with the buttonholes, which I've never done before. My automatic buttonhole foot worked fine the first time, but I had...um...technical difficulties after that and had to learn how to do it with just a zigzag stitch. They're not really pretty, but they work.
It's got a cute little pocket for pencils, too.
And here's the scarf I've been working on for my mother-in-law:
I made the same one for Sarah last year (in a different color) and I loved the finished product so much, I made it again. Emma helped me block it the other night. She was so cute working with the pins.
And now, I think I'll crash.
DAILY BLISS: lunch with the hubby