Monday, May 15, 2006

Spherey done and Robot

Well, here's Spherey, finally completed.



And here's the beginning of a robot...

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Spherey body complete

I finally finished the body. The yarn I'm using hurts my hands, so it's slow going. My friend embroidered the face last night at SnB. I think the arms and legs will go much faster.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

The start of something new...

Hello everyone. I just started a new toy project yesterday.


will eventually become this


That is, Jess Hutchison's Spherey. It's actually worked from the bottom up, but that didn't make a good photo. Light yellow for the body and light blue for the legs and arms. I'm not usually big on pastels, but I figured this way, it will look like a sun. I'm giving this to my friend's baby.

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Since I'm not going to be knitting a toy for awhile...

...I thought I'd post a photo of one I knit in August. OK, I'm just excited because my friend (to whom I gave it) finally sent me the photos. Sorry if this is too self-promotion-y. Just let me know.

Presenting Robin the Baby Spider Monkey:

Pattern: Baby Spider Monkey from The World of Knitted Toys
Yarn used: Knitpicks Merino Style in Cinnamon (body) and Nutmeg (appendages, face) I couldn't find a fuzzy yarn to use for the body, but the smooth yarn worked out just fine.
Completed: August 1. And it was tedious knitting. So many little parts (e.g. each separate finger) Lot's o'seaming, back when I wasn't so good at it. He's cute, though. Named after Robin Williams. (Hairy-Back Man!) Again, note the wonky face. I was in a rush to complete it, though.


Saturday, March 11, 2006

Rascal the Dog

Here's the little dog from Jean Greenhowe's Little Dumpling Dolls (Part One: The Village Ladies)
He's really small (I forgot to put my coffee cup in the picture for scale) ~ he's about 4 inches high. :)

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Big Plans!

I've just scored some new yarn and a stack of Jean Greenhowe books, I'm getting ready for some critter knittin'! Bears galore on my to-do list, but also dogs and dinos. Anybody else planning projects?

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Et fin!

Introducing the bunny!

I used gray acrylic for the bunny and fuzzy blue mystery yarn that I got in a box of yarn that someone gave away free over the internet for the scarf. I love the mystery yarn, but it's so thin. The scarf is striped: 5 rows stockinette, 5 rows reverse stockinette, modeled after my own scarf. Fast knit, it just took me so long because I'm procrastinatory. I used embroidery floss for the face, and let me tell you, I have no skillz when it comes to embroidering on knitted objects, which is odd, considering I have some experience with cross-stitch and such. He/she is stuffed with lavender (a tiny amount because that stuff is strong!) and fiberfill. I was surprised by how small it turned out. I can read the pattern, but it's different when the bunny is in your hand and you're trying to stuff it through the tiniest holes. It was a miracle that I stuffed its head. The circumfrence of its neck is smaller than the width of my pinky finger. Anywoo, I enjoyed this knit and will likely knit it again sometime.