Tuesday, June 26, 2007


After a miserably failed attempt at a sweater, I've been "off knitting" for almost a year. I had mistakenly thought that my ability to knit a baby sweater meant I could tackle one for an adult, and I was wrong. My attention span and attention to detail are just not there.

Recently I decided that I wanted to have a hand knit hat to put on baby G when he's born, so I whipped up two umbilical cord hats. This sock monkey-inspired one will be going with us to the hospital, although I bet it's way too big for his tiny little noggin. Guess we'll find out!

I'm really glad to be "back" on knitting. Can't wait to knit some more easy, small projects!!

Monday, June 25, 2007

Mr. Gnome Pants

I made these cute little gnome pants from some scrap fabric I had laying around. Don't look too closely, there are a TON of mistakes (okay, you don't even have to look close to see them, but oh well)! Thanks to Rebecca of Hazel and Melvin's Room, they have the most awesome gnome buttons! I like how the buttons kind of lay to one side. It's unintentional but quirky.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

More in Baby's Room

Probably the most frequent question I get asked these days, right after "Are you ready?" and "Can I feel your belly?" is "what's new in the nursery?" Here's what's new! I made the Umbilical Cord hat out of the Debbie Stoller Stitch N Bitch book (as seen here modeled by Mr. Turtle) and my uber-talented friend Nancy droppped off the shower gift she reupholstered for me -- this gorgeous rocker! It's getting so cute in here I can hardly stand it!!

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

My New Favorite Recipe

What's better than something made with rhubarb in early summer? Not much! I usually do rhubarb crisp, but this year I branched out and tried the Rhubarb Tart recipe on Epicurious. It was out of this world delicious and even kept for a few days (unlike rhubarb crisp which is really only good the day you make it). Give it a shot, I think you will be pleased!