Melon soaker

27 August 2008

Something done!

I have finished the winter alpaca skirtie. Check it out!

And this is the progress on the BFL soaker.

25 August 2008

Fingerless gloves and other progress

The skirtie on longies is coming... It should be in my store by the end of the week.

I finished some fingerless gloves. I stocked the store with adult/youth size ones, and I made a pair for my daughter. Seeing how much she likes hers, I am in the process of making some toddler size ones for sale as well. I will try to make some boyish ones too.

The first batch of BFL yarns are being dyed as I type. The house smells like Kool-Aid. A BFL soaker will be on the hook soon.

20 August 2008

Here are my current projects:

A wool/alpaca skirtie over long pants. It is coming, slowly, but it is going to be so cute!

Fingerless gloves. Although it seems that this is getting interrupted by my daughter's request for me to make her some too.

And I received more yarn today... A nice big box of fluffy skeins... I have received BFL wool as well as other peruvian highland wool. And some llama blend for more gloves and felted coffee cozys.

Keep watching the store for the finished projects.

18 August 2008

My first post

This blog has been created to talk about my crochet addiction, show off my items in progress either for my family or for others, the stocking of my Etsy store and the reasons why I am not crocheting at other times.

I have started using wool covers on my daughter a few months ago. First I made a few covers with recycled sweaters, but I was not crazy about them (in retrospect, I think I did not have quite the right sweaters) anyhow, they worked fine over training pants since we practice EC and this is mainly what we use around the house during daytime.

Then I wanted to make soakers, so I started working a licensed pattern from Ladybugz Farm. It turns out that I love the shape of the basic pattern.

I have made a few for missy (made the bum area slightly smaller, again, we are not using thick diapers during daytime around the house) and, since this was around the time our pocket diapers were not working at night for us anymore, decided to take the night plunge. Took a couple trial and error to find the "right" diaper to wear under, but we got it. A snappied premium prefold and a hemp doubler work like a charm for us under a pair of "full bum" shorties.

Somewhere in between of all this I have started a store on Etsy to try and get rich! Seriously, I am making almost nothing, but it keeps me happy.

I am planning of mainly blogging in English here, but don't be surprised if it end up with French posts too, that is just what I do!