Saturday, March 21, 2009

Baby Stuff

These are two more items in Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK for Hudson-to-be to wear on a chilly ocean walk after his arrival. The booties are an old faithful, never fall off variety that every knitting grandma MUST make. I think they look small, Hayley thinks they look big. I can't even remember HOW big a newborn baby foot is, but we will find out soon...

The hat was fun and quick and wonderful in this yarn. My mods were 1/2 of the repeat rounds. I love the i-cord on the top. In fact I love making i-cord, a fun and interesting little touch.

A friend sent me this. Those old guys really knew what they were talking about.

Thomas Jefferson:

"The same prudence which in private life would forbid our paying our own money for unexplained projects, forbids it in the dispensation of the public moneys. ... The multiplication of public offices, increase of expense beyond income, growth and entailment of a public debt, are indications soliciting the employment of the pruning knife. ... We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. ... The principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale. ... If we can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people, under the pretence of taking care of them, they must become happy. ... I think we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too many parasites living on the labor of the industrious. ... The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground. ... [A] wise and frugal government...shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government. ... Sometimes it is said that man can not be trusted with government of himself. Can he, then, be trusted with the government of others? Or have we found angels in the forms of kings to govern him? Let history answer this question."

Maybe it already has...


  1. I just found your blog. I really like the things you knit. Do you every sell or post your patterns? I'm especially interested in these booties and hat. I knit for children who are at our local children's hospital and these would be perfect. ~Peggy

  2. Peggy,

    I don't do anything original. Kind of like my cooking. I am a good cook, because I have good recipes. That's all. Same with my knitting. :-) Just roll over the words. I put a link for the booties and the hat in the post. Thanks for your kind words!


  3. Too bad Jefferson didn't follow this in his personal life.

    The baby stuff is flat adorable! Too bad all my cousins live in Texas. Hand knits are NOT appreciated there.

  4. Thanks Debbie! I just printed both patterns. I've never knit anything in a circle before but it sounds fun. I'll see if someone at my local knit shop can help me out with that.



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