Friday, December 12, 2008

Friday is the new Monday

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

5 comments:

Amy said...

Trav totally loves the R2D2 cap for Andrew. And I *love* the scarf! It's too beautiful!

denise said...

love the book strap...reminds me of Mary Englebright (spelling?) Your so creative. :)

Mary said...

Very nice. Love the work and once again the model is perfect.

60ish and Glad said...

So I haven[t seen a thing for the mother. Wonder what that will be? What did you make for yourself for christmas??

Christy said...

Thanks everybody! Denise, you're right - it is a Mary Englebreit fabric (I'm not sure if I spelled it right either...) and Mom, yours is done, but no peeking!
And, um, I'm making for myself, um....uh....the satisfaction of giving stuff to everybody else!