Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Spring Break: Day Two

Turns out we had a record tying temperature of 88 degrees yesterday, although the thermometer on my car said 93 degrees. Trust me, it was hot. And the pollen has covered my car so much that I had to wash the windshield to see clearly.

I'm so excited about the changes I made yesterday. This is what M2's room looks like now. I put a summery looking quilt on the bed while I was at it. And this is the reason for the changes. A place to sew at a moment's notice.

The bonus is that I love how much of a difference the smaller desk makes in the library/living room. I tried putting all the computer cords and wires in a basket, but I see in the photo that they're still quite noticeable. Anyone have any solutions to this problem?

Speaking of problems, albeit small ones I know, I've a question about the baby sweater. The directions said to decrease to this point, and then knit in stockinette until the sleeve measure 5 inches. Well it measures five inches already without extra stockinette rows but it doesn't look long enough to me. What's the usual sleeve length for babies compared to the body of the sweater? Anyone? I do have to add four rows of seed stitch in blue but I think I'd rather have a longer sleeve than this. Maybe I'll check some other baby sweater patterns and see if I can find out anything, although if you have any suggestions/knowledge, please share it with me.


  1. I just looked up my actual measurements for my grandkids. I happen to have an arm (pit to wrist) length for one at 7 months and the length is 6 inches. Is this helpful? The sweater's going to be one that gets worn a lot. It looks comfortable.

    I do like the summery look of the quilt on the white bed frame - nice and light. Wires? No idea except to wrap them together with those velcro wire wraps things so it looks like fewer strands.

  2. Stephanie, thanks for that, it is helpful. This is supposed to be a 12 month size so I'm going to make it at least 6-7 inches. They can always fold it up I think.

  3. I've not knit any baby items in a long time. I'd think it would be fine to knit a little length and then it could be rolled up.

    I love the room. I have cord issues of my own here, so I don't have any suggestions on how to fix things. Perhaps, just don't look at it. ;>)