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Saturday, October 27, 2007

Miss M's "big girl" bed

Today marks Miss M's first day in the "big girl" bed. We started to assemble it this morning and thought it would only take a few hours. Ha! Lunch time rolled around, then Miss M's naptime. It was 3pm before we could even put her in there for her nap, and the bed wasn't even fully assembled. We still have to assemble the 3 drawers (see those rectangular voids under the mattress?) and some trim around the top edge of the daybed. She slept OK for her nap, didn't fall off or anything like that. We'll see how she does after her first full night in it.

So this is how we found her when we got her after her nap. She was on top of her blanket. If I were her, I'd want to burrito myself in there. Her bed looks so cozy. And there is a lot more room for all her little friends compared to her crib. I don't think she's made the connection between the new bed and newfound "freedom" to roam about her room... yet.


I've put the Jayne Cobb hat on hold for now, there is only so much ear flapping I can do before I go crazy. It's all those short rows back and forth. And I think I got a little discouraged/depressed from finding out that the orange and yellow colors I'm using have been discontinued. But it's not just this hat that has gotten me down. I'm just feeling down in general.

Miss M keeps asking me to make her a purple hat. Purple seems to be a consistent favorite color. She must have gotten that from me. So I'm playing around with some of that Cleckheaton Country 8 Ply yarn that I love so much, which I had used for 3 of her hats. I wish they sold this yarn here in the United States. Anyhow, I'm trying to transform some of the purple Cleckheaton into a Pythagorean Hat for her. I was entertaining the idea of using 2 colors for this (one color for the knit triangles, another for the purl triangles), but I don't have the energy or will power to juggle two balls of yarn right now. The pattern was originally written for worsted weight yarn. The Cleckheaton is a lighter weight DK. So I have tweaked the pattern just a hair in the hopes that it will work out for her. I'm gonna tweak the decrease a little as I wasn't really happy with the original. I'm running out of Cleckheaton in my stash, where can I get some more? Oh, did I mention that I love this yarn? Yeah I know, it's not a "glamourous" yarn, but it sure does hold up well to machine washing, and that's a plus for any of Miss M's knitted items. Or perhaps that would be me, since I did managed to semi-felt superwash wool.


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Anonymous said...

She looks like a happy princess in fairy bed! What fun!

artes manuais said...

Thank you for having provided the recipe of gorro utopia, I just do it this afternoon and thought to make delicious.

Allison said...

She is so cute and looks like she loves that bed!

junior_goddess said...

Oh, big girl bed! What fun. All will be well if she can't reach the light switch.

hakucho said...

Oh, my what a beautiful big bed. Miss M is such lucky big girl :) My 2 youngest boys have a bunk bed for space reason, but I regret getting that thing. It is so hard to make up, but when you have 3 boys in a 3 bedroom house and the rooms are small you really don't have much choice.

I hope Miss M has many happy years enjoying her beautiful new bed :)

Anonymous said...

That's a fantastic big girl bed. And she'll love it forever. I took mine to college with me. :)


Jean said...

Can I come crawl in too? lol. Looks so cozy.