you have to look close to tell these aren't denim. what a great idea for potty-training age. jeans can be difficult for little ones to pull up themselves. think how cute these would be girlified with knitted or crocheted flowers that are so popular right now.
my husband would kill me if i used this in my car! he would tell me it would be dangerous and deter from driving...he just doesn't understand how sometimes cuteness overrules all things!
and yes..I am having a "knitty" moment. LOVE searching their site!
In less than two weeks, my daughter moves into her college apartment. Each day I think of another thing she will need.
Today its POTHOLDERS! What kind of mom am i to send her off to school, one step away from burning her hands?! (even though she rarely cooks and has a meal card for the wonderful dining hall...I call it that because it sounds like something from harry potter instead of "cafeteria" which has a yucky sound to it).
Of course I quickly sat down and typed "hotpad" into google and guess what I realized? All these years I have been calling them the wrong name. Do you know there is a difference between hotpad and potholder? Well obviously there is. One is to sit hot pans on and the other is to hold hot pots.
This pattern from "the boring knitter" looks like a ton of fun, is simple and my picky daughter is sure to approve. I am going to go whip one up tonight and I will post my opinions and pix soon. In the meantime, try one for yourself.
What a great summer it has been so far! We move my daughter into her college apartment two weeks from today and this is one sad mom. Luckily she will be close. I have really enjoyed having her around a little more than usual this summer since she hasn't had high school sports and activities. Its been nice.
I also have been knitting and crocheting like crazy and have lots to share. Last week, Miss Patoola Berrymore made her pattern debut and was a huge success! Thanks to everyone and I can hardly wait to see all her new friends when they are don...please share pix.
Another big accomplishment this summer was getting new photos of my designs. Thanks to Janie Palmer, owner of Yellowrose Photography, my items have come to life. Her models (her niece and newborn twins...wasn't that nice of them to have them in time for my shoot?) are gorgeous and definitely add just the right touch. Visit my online store to see the cute babes.
It seems like forever since I have shared my finds with you, so be prepared....do I hear flood gates opening? lol
Shopping at the thrift store is one of my favorite things to do. Where else can you find such a random collection of items? Its fun to see what people have bought and discarded.
Today lots of fun things happened! First, I found this great old book by better homes and gardens, published in 1977. It is full of wonderful projects! For a dollar it is definitely a super find.
Then, I noticed a lady was staring at me. . I looked up from the knitting book I had found and she said she had always wanted to learn to knit. Her cart was full of yarn balls and needles...why didn't I see those?...She has crocheted for years but wants to learn to knit. So we pulled out a ball and a set of needles and right there on the used book aisle I taught her a few basics. it was fun. I gave her my email and told her to keep in touch and ask any questions she wanted. Plus I told her to look around you tube which is how I still learn new techniques.
Then, as I was checking out I noticed she was in front of me. She thanked me again and was on her way. The clerk rang up my items and when I handed her the money she said the lady before me had already paid for my things! Wow! What a fun visit to the thrift store.
I can't wait to get started on a few things in my new book and hope to hear from new student again.