Thursday, 8 May 2008

Emptying the WIP box

I started fixing some double moss stitch that slipped into a single moss for a row that was 4 rows back on the little cable vest I started for Austy back in January. It was painfully slow, one stitch at a time, dropping them and picking them up again stitch by stitch, to save me frogging several rows of the cable pattern and losing my place. But I got halfway through the mistake patch and popped it back in the box, pulling out these instead.



All they needed was a grafted gusset and a second eye stitched into the back. Oh, and the elastic put in, but that is the easiest bit. I had put them aside several months ago because I didn't think Austy would get any wear out of them since they would have fitted him the best over summer, which was far too hot for longies. But last night we had another soak through. Austy's Dad has misplaced a pair of his woollies leaving me a pair short, so instead he had PUL on last night. And tonight I am washing every sheet, every blanket and even the mattress got wet - there was so much that didn't get caught by the nappy that it a lot ran down over the mattress protector and soaked into the mattress protector at the side. So these might be slightly too short for him (they were made to fit him LAST winter) but they will do the job and keep him dry until I can get another pair whipped up. Extra large is not fun to knit though. Give me newborn longies any day. If only we could toilet train him at night as well... we're only just getting the hang of the day training though.




Please excuse the dodgy pics - I give up waiting for sunlight now as it's dark every night when I get home and it would mean no blog posts till the weekends if I was too fussy about my photographs. And don't look too closely at my knitting stitch embroidery either - I'm still getting the hang of it. I think these would have been better with the face stitched into the knitting using a fair isle technique instead.

9 comments:

Andrea said...

Very cute Joy, and great htat they will get some wear. We are yet to venture into no anppie nights too - too hard basket!

Peta said...

They are very cute Joy, I'm sure he will love them. My son is nearly 3.5yrs and we only just stopped night nappies last week.

Kylie said...

Oh they are super cute Joy - I am in love with them - will have to get some wool out and start knitting some for my young man - what ply do you use???

Austy's Mum said...

Hi Kylie, I used 12 ply fromNundle Woollen Mills. It's relatively cheap for it's softness, and comes in bright colours. The pattern is the picky pants one from little turtle knits.

sue said...

I love those pants. I thought they were the crankypants which always look so beautiful. Yours looks great and who cares if they are a bit short. You only need to keep the bottom dry. My daughter was toilet trained at night time when she was 3, although my son was a lot harder. He used to have bad dreams and end up with a wet bed. I can understand the frustration at having to wash everything and clean the mattress too. Those plastic mattress protectors are the best invention I think. Good luck and it does take time.

Juni said...

These are the cutest thing I've seen in a long time. That monster face is just gorgeous!

Millipede said...

Joy they are very cute... or should I say scarey? LOL.

Heki said...

Hiya Joy, you've been tagged buddy!

ingrid said...

These are so so adorable.

Ahhh, if only I could knit.