Saturday, September 24, 2011

Completed Project

I completed a project this morning. While I was busy packing I decided to take a quick break and finishes cabeling this scarf. The scarf took me about a week to complete. It has a full cable down the middle and is entirely hand knit with 100% merino wool. The wool is from a small herd of sheep in the Catskills and was purchased at their stand at the Union Square Farmers market in Manhattan. This is the first thing I have ever knit for myself! I love it and can't wait to bundle up and for it to keep me warm this winter!



Friday, September 23, 2011

The Love of my Life

I just don't express it enough, but the fact is, I have one amazing man whom I am deeply in love with. In the last two years he has given me a wonderful marriage, baby, and a new home for us. I couldn't be happier and more in love with him. So, tonight, my little blog post is for you, Joey :)



Tuesday, September 13, 2011

We have a winner!

Congratulations to Alycia Hennis, winner of the wool soaker giveaway! I will post pictures as soon as Alycia has picked the Leaf PEEper color she prefers and I have completed the knitting.

Thanks to all who entered. Check back soon for another giveaway!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

What's for Dinner?

Well, at my house it's flat wraps filled with amazing veggies, hummus, and a hint of cheese! To make a yummy wrap follow these simple steps (but do remember that not all wraps are created equal - try and stay away from the white flour tortilla type): Spread 1-2 tablespoons of hummus on wrap (I used Sabra Classic hummus on a flat, whole wheat wrap made by Damascus Bakery) Grate 1/2 cleaned and peeled cucumber on top. Add 1/4 cup fresh, chopped tomatoes. Top with a small handful of leafy greens (I used a baby spinach and arugala mix). A sprinkle of fresh shredded cheese. So perfect for a quick, inexpensive dinnner! I haven't worked out the pointsplus yet, as I have switched to the simply filling plan on weight watchers but I would hazard a guess of about 6 pp, using this brand of wrap. Enjoy!

It's a Giveaway!




As we prepare to move and our lives are changing in so many ways, I thought it would be wise to start monitoring traffic on this blog and see if I can begin to build a following - maybe with our move I will change the Brooklyn Clothesline to the Isle of Long Clothesline! So, in such an effort, I've decided to hold a giveaway!



I will process a drawing on September 13th, 2011 for one of my hand knit, Leaf PEEper diaper covers. The cover is made of 100% pure merino wool. The hand knit leaves that are knitted onto the cover are made of 100% acrylic. This is not a concern for diaper wearers, as there is a layer of wool beneath the leaves. You can wash and lanolize as usual. I will also include a surprise gift with the giveaway! You may choose from green, orange, or brown as your main color, and several different colors for the leaves. I will customize the soaker to fit your baby!


In order to enter, please leave a comment below. If you like, tell me why you love cloth diapering and/or what you love about wool!




I will use a random number generator to select a winner. Winner will be announced at 3pm on Tuesday, September 13th, 2011. Good luck and thanks for visiting!

Projects

Monster Longies. Pattern courtesy of Hrönn Jónsdóttir. Her pattern is easy to work up and would take a beginner knitter just a couple of weeks to work - assuming you are just doing a little a day. As a "beginner" knitter myself, these longies were easy to knit up, but I am a rather slow knitter, and relatively new to circular knitting (these being my second circular knitting project). I would imagine a more experienced knitter would be able to knit these in just a few days. The pattern can be found on infobarrel by clicking here. Additionally, Hrönn has a Ravelry account where you can find the original pattern.
This next project was quite easy. I found the free patterns on a lovely Blog called Natural Suburbia. Linda's patterns are very easy to follow, well written, and simply wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing your patterns, Linda. You can go directly to Natural Suburbia by clicking here. Linda has so many wonderful patterns. I also made a small apple and pumpkin for Michael to play with.
My own little masterpiece(s). Here is Michael sporting a fall wook soaker. I named these soakers "Leaf PEEpers". They are made of 100% merino superwash wool, with the exception of the leaves, which are knitted from acrylic yarn and knitted onto the soaker, not knit in intarsia.

Looking forward to sharing more projects in the near future!

A Very Happy Baby

Since my first mobile to blog entry worked so well, I figured I would go ahead and give it a go with a picture. Here is my very happy baby, playing in his room, in his favorite "outfit" of a cloth diaper and leg warmers. This has been his "uniform" so to speak, for the last few weeks. So comfy in warmer temps and the leg warmers help protect his crawling legs!