Sunday, July 29, 2007

Baby's Sleep Sack

Here's my latest project. I am working on a baby sleep sack. I've been told babies shouldn't have blankets in the crib, in order to prevent SIDS. A sleep sack (or is it sacque?) takes place of a blanket now. The baby can't get tangled or kick off the blanket. Comfy baby = sleeping baby = happy new mom.

I know there's a pattern on, but I had cotton sock yarn that I needed to use. Yes, it's brighter than my usual knitting, but the cotton feels good as it runs through my fingers. I'm using #4 needles, and getting a loose knit, about 5 or 6 sts/inch.

I made it a lap-front diagonal wrap, it might make it a bit easier to slide the baby in the sack. The chest is 18", so it isn't exactly a newborn size.

From what I read, baby sacks don't have sleeves, they are open for air circulation. The sack isn't intended to replace pajamas, only the blanket.
I don't know how long this will be, I have 2 50 gram balls of sock yarn. I plan to sew any larger sleep sacks, this skirt will be a lot of knitting. Mindless, though, and relaxing.
Details to follow in another post, I have potato salad to make.

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Sunday, July 08, 2007

More Progress on the Quilt Stand

J is done with the sanding filler and is now putting on the stain. It's hot and windy outside, I'm amazed he's not having problems.

He's found that the back porch is just the right height for him. I can't complain, I don't have the noise and dust in the house. The stain is very smelly, and it's good to have that outside, too.

J is itching to start work on some new guitars, and he knows he should finish the quilt stand first. He bought some beautiful walnut for the back and sides of Diametrag's guitar. J is also thinking about building another acoustic bass guitar.

Friday, July 06, 2007

Quilt Stand for Diametrag

Our lovely daughter, Diametrag, has the patience of a saint. Sometimes. She asked her father for a quilt stand 2 years ago. Maybe 3 years ago. Anyway, here are two pictures of progress! J has sanded once, and put on a coat of sanding sealer.

I'm not sure what comes next, but I think it endless repetitions of sanding, coat of goo, dry time, repeat endlessly.

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