Friday, April 23, 2010

Fin's Sweater


I finished knitting Fin's sweater last night. Today I sewed up the seams and wove in the loose ends!!! I need to sew on two bottons (but can't get them now as they are in Fin's room and he is sleeping) then I'll wash and block it!!

What I love about this sweater so far are the colors. I dyed this yarn with Lichen that I gathered in the woods, which made the lovely yellow dye, and with black walnuts gathered from my parents place (another gorgeous color).

I really wanted to make a cardigan but I just don't have the right patern and the right yarn at the moment, and I really can't buy more yarn now as I have to work with what is in my stash!!!!!!!!!! But I am happy that I finally got to use this plant dyed yarn to make something for my own child!!

The sweater will fit him now, though it will be quite big. I imagine it will fit him through the fall and into winter as it is all wool and stretchy.

I used bare Peruvian wool from Knitpicks.
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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Thrifty Finds

Fin loves his little wooden potty but not for using it as it was meant. He loves to open and shut the lid and play around in the little enamal pot. I made some sweet little felt balls to put in the pot and tries to take them out and put them back in. But he really likes just stirring them around!!

It really is a sweet old potty, I like the little bear on the back and the nice enamel pot underneath, but will have to make some adjustments so the pot fits a bit better. I'm going to give it a good sanding and then a coat of varnish to make it ready for the bathroom.

My next find was the wooden rocking horse. Nothing fancy, just a good ol' horse. It as a pleasant rock, Fin fits it well and it's wooden and second hand!!!! What could be better????

Then I found this very lovely USA made wooden childs chair. It is in really good shape.

As seen by the stamp on the bottom it was made in Keene, NH!!!

I love, love, love going to thrift stores... and it's great finding things that you can really use!!!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Little Red Chair

I bought this little chair at the antique mall a couple of months ago and sanded and painted it!! Now it's waiting for a little bottom to climb up into it!!!
I am keeping my eyes out for more little chairs, a table and a play kitchen! I would love to by them used, vintage would be even better....

Sunday, April 4, 2010

More Baby Vests

I am in the middle of making lots of baby vests!!! I know a lot of people having babies and I am lovingly knitting up lots of these sweet Milo vests, by tikki fabric addict. I am using Brown Sheep cotton fleece yarn as these vests will mostly be worn in the summer!