My very first knitting pattern! It’s more of a “recipe” than a pattern, however. A friend asked for some knit baby suspenders, so I did a little research, and came up with a plan.
These are SUPER simple and fast to knit. Use whatever scrap yarn you have lying around the house and whatever needles you have that are an appropriate size for your yarn.
These suspenders aren’t intended to actually hold up pants. They are intended to be adorable!
- Cast on enough stitches to make the suspenders about 1 inch wide.
- Knit whatever stitch you want! (I used Garter stitch on the yellow pair, and Linen stitch on the multicolored pair)
- Keep knitting until you have the length you want (Use the Suspenders Size Guide for reference, and keep in mind that knit suspenders will be VERY stretchy).
- Bind off, knit another just like the first!
- (Optional) cross and sew your suspenders together in the back.
- Attach suspender fasteners (I used the Fashion Fit Clips suggested by Ashley’s Little Boy Suspenders craft post) with snap buttons, regular buttons, or just sew them on!
- Add any embellishments you want!
Feel free to leave comments! I want to see how you customize your baby suspenders!
Download the pattern here or on Ravelry!
My lovely friend, Amy, is expecting her first child! She asked if I would knit a cowboy hat for her new little boy, and I gladly obliged! Then I kinda went overboard and knit a whole bunch of things.
Find details for each project on my Ravelry Page:
Such a fun and quick knit! Find details on my Ravelry page!
Christinly’s Shark Hat for my Nephew
Holy Jeebus I love everything on Mikey Burton’s Dribble Page. Look!
I especially love that each image has a corresponding color palette next to it. Oh so much loveliness!
I don’t remember where I found this tip (once I do, I’ll link to the site), but I’ve discovered the best way to remove labels from wine and beer bottles. Not only is the label salvageable, but the stickiness of any leftover glue residue is easily removable with water and a brush or some Goo Gone.
The key: The oven, on bake, at about 175 degrees. Preheat your oven, pop in your glass bottles, and let them get warm/hot – I’ve found about 10 minutes works best. Then remove the bottle – with an oven mitt! – find the corner of your label, and peel. The heat should have melted the glue, and the label should peel off easily. You can now stick the label to a piece of paper or something else (stick it on wax paper to save it for another project).
I used this process on 3 bottles yesterday, and all my labels came off perfectly!
Pictures to come… once I get around to taking them. :)
I’m adopting a puppy tomorrow. This puppy. She’s 5 months old and has no name. I’m going to bring her home, name her, teach her to fetch and socialize with other dogs, give her a comfy and safe bed, let her chase the cats (just a bit… it’s good for them), feed her well, take her for adventures in this dog-friendly city, and love her unconditionally. And she’ll be good for me, too. :)
A couple pieces of advice…
- Do a dry-run of your webinar a couple days beforehand, with test participants (your family, friends, coworkers, roommates, whatever). Figure out how to advance your slides, and what your participants will see during the presentation, and how you sound to them, how to allow others to talk or have control over the slides, etc. Don’t figure these things out during your “live” teleseminar.
- Slides are free. Don’t put EVERYTHING you’re trying to talk about on one slide. Make it several slides. Use as little text as possible. If your slides are boring or too text-y, I’m going to be doing something else (ahem, blogging) while you’re talking. (OMG If you ever find yourself saying “You might not be able to see that too clearly” then you should not use it on your slide.)
- Send out a copy of your slides to attendees and have an archive of the webinar available by the next day, at the latest.
- You don’t need your logo & website on every.single.slide. When you send out the copy of your slides, you can put it in there as a footer. But you really don’t need it on every slide. It’s annoying.
- Stick to a color palette. Use like images. Use 1 font – maybe 2. Use large fonts. Don’t use Comic Sans.
- Spell out acronyms.
- You don’t have to write out everything you’re going to say – that’s why you’re saying it. If I can get the same information just by reading your slides, then you’ve written too much.
- Host the webinar from a quiet space. Yes, we can hear the people in your office giggling in the background.
We’re playing “what kind of animal am I?” in the car on the way to the airport. We’ve had rabbits, ants, beavers, skunks, giraffes, and fish. Then it’s Tyler’s turn:
“I’m an animal that lives in your nose and when I come out, you have to get me with a tissue.”
“Boogers aren’t animals!”
“Yes they are!!”
Oh, the mind of a 4 year old.