And I wanna be a paperbook writer…
Tuesday November 15th 2011, 11:58 pm
Filed under: Knit,Life

I finished the hats in time. The girl one with the cabled brim and the alternating knit/purl sections for a slouch effect can be turned inside out and the brim folded up so that it can fit the baby as she grows, with the cable right-side-out either way.

I also gave the moms a package of mesh laundry bags in multiple sizes: I told them that once when we were at the baby stage, our washing machine totally backed up. Richard took it apart, and jammed down inside the hose were baby booties, nursing pads, all sorts of very small things that had flown out the top of the tub in the spin cycle, enough all at once this time to finally show why things were disappearing.  Zip them in those bags, though, and they’ll be safe.

Took me three stores to find those. OSH hardware saves the day!

For fun, by the way, if you haven’t seen it yet, don’t miss the tree that became the paper in a book that became a bonsai tree. Can’t you just picture Snoopy riding it like a surfboard? Cowabonzai!

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LOVE the mesh bag idea. I’m always looking for practical but not too predictable baby gifts.

Comment by Channon 11.16.11 @ 9:37 am

Fantastic sculptures! But then I know who did it — the butler did it.

Comment by Don Meyer 11.16.11 @ 10:15 am

Apparently today is the 400th birthday of the King James Bible. There was a big party for it in Westminster Cathedral. I hope a lot of people decide to visit it.

Comment by LauraN 11.16.11 @ 10:31 am

loved the link.

Comment by afton 11.16.11 @ 10:36 am

love the link — and totally agree with the mess bag tip! I still use one for little items in our laundry — my daughter uses one for all of Mr Cute’s socks

Comment by Bev 11.16.11 @ 10:41 am

I LOVED that story, and the mystery, which is odd, because real-life mysteries are generally very annoying; for example, how did my cell phone get from the pocket in my handbag to the cupboard in the nightstand? And WHY?!

Comment by Patricia Day 11.16.11 @ 2:14 pm

You had a good idea; I boost mesh laundry bags, too. A small one saves my handknit socks, too.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 11.16.11 @ 3:25 pm

Yeah for finishing…I’ve thought of the mesh bags as part of the gift, too…great minds think alike?

Comment by Ruth 11.16.11 @ 8:14 pm

I probably should use one of those bags…we lose more things to the laundry gods around here.

I hadn’t heard of the book sculptures. They’re beautiful, and all I could think was how much fun it must be for the artist to sneak in and leave one behind. A little mystery often makes giving all the more enjoyable.

Comment by Erica 11.17.11 @ 9:09 pm

How wonderful someone would put so much effort into thanking and celebrating others. We may not all be able to create those book sculptures, but we can all support our libraries or buy a book.

And those who knit hats are wonderful, too!

Comment by twinsetellen 11.25.11 @ 6:43 am

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