Archive for July, 2008

Sewn gifts

July 14, 2008

A friend is having a baby and I have not had any energy/motivation to knit her something. So I actually bought a gift. I couldn’t let it go without something homemade, so I whipped together a couple of bibs.

They were super easy and fun to make. The pattern is from Bend the Rules Sewing. And I can guarantee they are completely 100% lead-free.

My only complaint is that I have is with the Dritz snaps I used. I have only used Snap Source ones before, and those are foolproof. The Dritz snaps are junk. I broke 3 snaps trying to get them set. Then one went in crooked and I have to pry it out (you can’t really tell in the picture). I guess it’s a good thing I made her two bibs, because depending on how it is getting that snap out, I may end up ruining one of them.

I am on a sewing kick lately (well, a cutting-out and planning kick, this is the only thing that has actually gotten sewn yet). So expect to see some more sewing in the future.

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Raspberries

July 2, 2008

It’s been a long time since I posted. There’s been a lot going on here… end of school (lots of homework help with French), trying to start redoing B’s room before the end of the month, and other (good) things I can’t blog about right now. I have been knitting, but not that much, and I haven’t taken any in-progress pictures.

The wild black raspberries near my house are in season. You can’t really tell from the picture because we already picked all the ripe ones. ­čśë

Usually, only a handful are ripe at a time, but this time B and I picked a huge bowl of them. So we decided to make jam.

Four cups of berries made three jars of jam, although one is already in the fridge.

Last night, I took B to a soccer game (semifinals for the US Open Cup). The game was delayed because of rain and thunder and lightning, so after a few hours the game finally started, and the New England team won 3-0. We were back really late.