Thursday, February 21, 2008

Yay for green longies!

Tonight I almost finished this pair of wool longies for Suzi. They just need elastic added to the waist. Thanks Janet for showing me how to make these! For those of you who don't know (I didn't until Janet told me), you can put a cloth prefold on your baby and then the longies serve as a cover. They are also quite warm I am sure. These are made from a sweater I bought at Goodwill with these directions. The wonderful thing about the sweater I selected is it was a tiny juniors sweater so the arms were narrow. Normally you have to cut down the sleeves (which become the legs) so they'll be snug enough but after felting the sweater I was able to skip this step.

I also made dinner, which may not seem like a big deal but it really is. Jordan usually cooks. (And by usually I mean every night.) He came home from work and smelled the chicken and said "What are you doing?" I made chicken and dumplings with tortillas. All you have to do is boil the chicken as usual and then cut it up and throw it in with a couple cans of broth plus the water you just boiled it in, some celery and onion, etc. Then throw in the tortillas and keep boiling it until they look like dumplings! It's like magic! No one will know what they really are. I even ground some up for Suzi in the food grinder her Nana and Papa gave us last weekend, and she liked it too.


Julie said...

For a working mother, you sure manage to get a lot of things done. I'm impressed with the green longies. They look as if they fit well. If you and Suzi like them, I'm sure your grandmother has several vintage wool sweaters she'd be willing to share with Suzi.

Jules said...

Fabulous longies! I'm sure you've priced them online? They are a great product to sew yourself. Uh-huh.