Wednesday, May 23, 2007

There's been a lot of crafting going on in these parts.

I started and finished a pair of baby socks for LilMan's very pregnant preschool teacher. It was a bit of a last minute knit. I finished them just a few minutes before I left for her baby shower at the school, so of course I forgot to take pictures. They were cute but simple. White socks with one rown of lavender yarn just under the ribbing.

The exciting thing about these socks was that they were my first pair to knit entirely without a pattern. It took a little knitting math and a couple of false starts, but I finished them without ever looking at directions or a pattern. Yay! I feel so liberated!

And in other crafts, I made this:

What is this, you ask? Well, it's a tool of organization. You may be wondering about the top level of this thing, but that will become clear in a moment. I enjoy being organized (though you can't always tell by looking at my house/car/office). It took a couple of weeks, but I designed and constructed this organizer from plastic canvas and incredibly cheap yarn. I should mention that while the overall design and motif were mine, LilMan was a big help by choosing the fabulous yarn colors.

I made it to turn this:

into this:
What can I say? I'm a sucker for a clean(ish) car and that simply wasn't happening with all of LilMan's tapes, books and Missouri Conservation magazines sliding to and fro in the back seat. Oh, and the top part? It's a "safety seat" for Roscoe the beloved stuffed dog. LilMan insists that he be securely buckled in before departing on any car ride. LilMan can work this buckle all by himself, making him more responsible for his own things.

Well, that's about it for now. I turned the heel and have one more gusset decrease on the Yarntini sock #2. I'm excited to have these almost completed! Have a great rest-of-the-week!


zarah said...

What an ingenious solution to car clutter! I love the stuffed animal seat belt on top, too!

Lolly said...

It really is a great way to clean up the clutter. I totally need one of these! Great thinking, K!

Leimomi said...

Thanks for writing this.