June 22, 2010

New On The Needles

I just finished up a pretty big project (for me...), a sweater vest I made for my husband. I'm still debating on putting my pattern up on the blog, it was my first adult-sized project.

Now I want to address a little problem I am having... My husband recently installed wood floors in a part of our home, and I really want to keep them looking nice. At the same time, I really don't want to spend tons of money on chemicals that my kids shouldn't be coming in direct contact with regularly, I mean, they do walk/crawl/lay all over the floors at times.

There is a pattern on the Micheal's Website for a knitted swiffer cover. (Photo to the left is courtesy of the Micheal's Website, you can also click the photo to go to the page.) It's not exactly glamourous, but I have some of the Sugar'n Cream yarn left from some other projects I've made. I'm also going to whip up some hardwood floor cleaner. So far, everywhere I've looked for a recipe says just to use mostly water with some vinegar and maybe a little essential oils or lemon juice to get it to smell nice. I'll figure out a good mix I like and share soon. To top it off, it will give me a nice quick project to work on for the car ride to NYC this weekend.

I'm so excited!!!

Did I tell you?

I'm going to NYC this weekend for a 3-day totally kid-free weekend. It's my husband and I's (don't mind the horrible grammar...) 5th anniversary, and we haven't gone anywhere without the kids since our "honeymoon".

Don't get me wrong, I absolutely LOVE my kids, but everyone needs a break sometimes. And, what better place to spend it than in the city that never sleeps?!?!

Besides, there's a few places I need to go, you know, the really important places like: Mood, Purl Soho, and of course Jamba Juice. (My poor husband, now I'm laughing).


  1. Hi there! I'm following Cjane around and I wanted to say that I love the idea of a homemade swiffer cover! I have discovered that there are some microfiber clothes that are textured that work pretty well too.

    I think the things you sew are amazing (a talent I do not have).

  2. I have yet to use my swiffer cover, it needs to be sewn together and it'll be ready to roll. I am looking forward to seeing how well it works.

    Thanks so much for the compliment! I love sewing, and love what I make. I think that any sewer (is that even a word) should feel confident in their work, no matter the level (Lord knows I have more to learn).


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