Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Lotta Weekend Fun

I started off Friday morning with a migraine. Luckily, Melody was cooperative and went back to bed when I needed to sleep it off. No medication has ever helped my migraines. I just need to close my eyes and try to sleep through the pounding headache. And oh yeah, also trying not to throw up. On a scale of 1-10, 10 being the worst (debilitating), my migraines are always 10's.

I recently joined the Brooklyn Krafthaus. On Saturday, it was Open Krafthaus, so I went to my first meet up. We sat in a cafe and I knitted for the afternoon. I had a lot of fun meeting other crafty folks. A lot of people knitted, but there was also doll makers, scrap bookers, quilters and crocheters. Someone even learned to crochet for the first time on Saturday. She made a camera cosy for her new camera. A finished object in one afternoon, not bad. When I got home, Melody was napping and DH said that she was an angel the whole afternoon. Phew! I was a bit worried that everything would fall into complete chaos while I was gone.

On Sunday, DH and I took Melody for a walk around the neighborhood. We stopped off at the Brooklyn Flea for a little shopping/browsing. To my surprise and delight, I saw Lotta Jansdotter! She had a booth at the market. I have 2 of her books and I couldn't help but be a little star struck. DH has no clue who she was and he started to browse her craft books on the table. It was funny when he exclaimed loudly that the woman on the cover of the books was also the woman standing before him.I really wanted to buy some of her fabric, but held myself back. Instead, I got one of her pin cushions. DH helped me pick out the color.It's a really big pin cushion! I am using my hand to show the scale.
And a baby is also useful to show scale. It's big enough to be a pillow for her.This is the beginning of Trellis. I didn't think that I would ever knit this because it seems so complicated, but I love the finished sweaters that I keep seeing on Ravelry. Micki knit one a while ago and she gave me some tips on knitting it, like knitting the fronts and back in one piece. Let's hope I can do this. (The cute felted sheep stitch markers are from Jelby.etsy.com.)

Maybe I had too much fun over the weekend because I woke up on Monday morning with another migraine! Melody had her 3 month doctor's appointment and there was no way I could have brought her. DH had not left the house for work yet, so he took half a day off and took her to the doctor. The poor thing got 2 shots, one in each thigh and she has been cranky for the last couple of days.

28 comments:

caitlyn said...

Nice pincushion! It does indeed look very large.
Trellis is off to a wonderful start! I love the color.

shannon said...

Oh I love that big pincushion, it really is big! Your little girl is too cute.

rohanknitter said...

Sorry to hear about the migraines. : ( That has got to be the pits. Your crafty meetup sounds really fun. And ...drool....Lotta Jansdotter....and there she was in person! How cool!

Jennie said...

Nice pin cushion, such a lovely fabric.
Hope you feel better soon.

Allegra said...

LOVE the pincushion! How lucky to see Lotta! As usual, the pic of Melody is adorable. I am sorry about the migraines. I can't remember (mommybrain) but did I recommend acupuncture to you for them? I got rid of mine that way (but mine didn't seem to be as bad as yours). Maybe worth a shot.

Motherhood for Dummies said...

OH my gosh! By finding your blog you have inspired me to learn how to crochet really well.I have gotten a book from the library and trying to learn :)

Micki said...

Your Trellis is looking great so far! I love it in green. :)

Julie said...

How cool that you met Lotta! I've had a few of her books out from the library and quite like them.

Priscilla said...

Sounds like you did have a nice weekend. Trellis is really pretty...my sister would really like that color. Little Melody is still getting cuter...glad you feel better!

Marcia said...

Your Trellis is going to be great. Love the shade of green you chose. Keep posting your progress.

LaBean said...

Oh wow 3 months already? Time flies! I made one of those huge pin cushions and I think they would be better as small pillows. Heehee.

I'm glad though, that you got out and had a little mom-time doing the things you enjoy. Hmmm I had been reading about the Krafthouse.. I might have to join, too.

amandajean said...

how cool to see (meet?) Lotta! that pincushion is fabulous. and trellis looks wonderful so far!!! I admire anyone who can knit that well.

Laurah said...

That's so fun that you met Lotta! Also the stitch marker is so cute - I'll have to check out her Etsy shop. Thanks for the link!

bunbun said...

I really want a camera cozy! I know I won't be able to do it myself, so i will have to keep my eyes peeled for one!
If you happen to read this and have a spare moment, I notced that you have the hello kitty sewing machine, I was thinking about getting one soon and I wanted to know if you still like it.

sue said...

Ooh how fun to meet her. The pincushion does look huge doesnt it. I really like your Trellis so far too. My sister in law suffers from extreme migraines and throws up for a couple of days from them so needs injections. Apparently her estrogen levels drop too far causing them. Have you found the cause of yours yet. I do hope you do so you dont feel so terrible from them.

Lisa said...

Trellis is such a pretty pattern - looking forward to seeing Melody in it :)

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I'm sure you know this but you have the cutest baby ever.

My Best Friend Calls Me Martha said...

Love the color of your Trellis, and that pincushion! I think Melody makes a great product displayer :)

*karen said...

Wow, I would be starstruck if I ran into Lotta too. Do you have her new book on printing? I just snagged a copy. And I'm glad you joined a craft club, sometimes moms need some time with grown-ups :o)

Kirsten said...

Wow - that is a big pin cushion. And getting to meet Lotta - how cool is that! I have two of her books too and love her look. Sounds like you had a great weekend, other than the migraines, hope you are feeling lot's better.

Judy said...

Thanks for the nice commnet on the sweater set. I see your 'Trellis' is off to a great start - - and I love the color! Sorry to hear you suffer from migraines.

Corrie said...

um wow....i live on the wrong side of the world...I'd be wishing i had my books there and then to have autographed! and no fabric....whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat ...I would have bought it all up

lucky you , soooo jealous
Corrie:)

Danielle said...

I feel for ya with the migraine's! I get them a lot too, in fact I just had one last night. I had one last week that was pretty bad too, it must be the seasons changing that is causing us to get them so frequently maybe? Nothing much helps mine either except sleep because it's too hard to do much else unless I want to be very ill.

I really like that pincushion. It sounds like you did have a really great weekend what with the craft meet and then seeing Lotta. Trellis is a really pretty sweater, and yours is off to a beautiful start. Love the sheepy stitch marker as well.

Melissa Goodsell said...

The pin cushion is gorgeous and so is your little model. Miss Melody is growing so fast!

Rebekah said...

That pincushion is so cute! I would love to add some of her fabric to my collection, but I'm too cheap!

So funny that your dh realized who Lotta was after browsing through one of her books : )

That trellis sweater is going to be amazing!

I hope your migraines stay away for quite a while! No fun!

Agnes said...

OMG! You met Lotta Jansdotter! I love her designs too! She is a big star in Japan and they have lots of her books in Japanese. I especially love the door stopper in her book ... very cute!

c.rachel said...

My husband gets migraines too. Not fun. =(

That is a GREAT pin cushion!

Love little Melody's hand--such delicate fingers!

joyce said...

sounds like you had a nice mommy time off for a bit! i remember seeing lotta the first time at the maker faire but the hubby and son went off and so i couldn't take a picture w/ her but only of her. i'm liking the green color of Trellis.