She was my own personal pick-me-up after a mostly horrible, stressful week. What better to cheer me up than a bright elephant knitted up in my favorite color, with fabric scraps! SO COOL! Another pattern from Knitted Toy Tales. Love it.
Named after my grandma Elsie, whose recipe for “elephant stew” still has us cracking up to this day!! :)
Meet Hoot and Annie!!! Hoot is the orangey one, Annie the blue.
Oh my gosh, these things were the bane of my existence for about…two months? Probably longer than that. Let me get one thing straight: I am NOT a sewer. I may be…someday…but patterns confuse and frustrate me. Why I picked this, I will never know. Although they are stinking adorable, they were probably not the best third project for a brand new sewer. Lots of little tiny things to press and seam. Ugh.
How cute are they though?? Kind of worth it…I guess!! :) I am pretty proud of them!
I found this on my queue the other day, and had totally forgotten how much I loved it when I saw it a couple months ago!! I’ve been doing a lot of knitting for other people lately, which has been nice, but I can’t wait to have something for myself I don’t have to give away!
When you knit, you stitch a lot of love into the things you make. And its kind of heartbreaking when you finish something and love it so much, but have to give it away!
Working on this lovely cowl for the store; it was my weekend project while I was in Seattle. Its suuuuuuper soft, oh wow, made with Araucania “Ruca”, which is 100% sugar cane. Sugar cane! The crazy things people make yarn out of these days! :) Its relaxing and boring to knit, but thats nice after all the crazy lace/cabled things I’ve been doing lately!
So I remembered that I am going to Seattle this weekend, and hadn’t finished Kristie’s hat yet (she lives in Seattle, so saves me the postage woot!). Well, its a beret, really. Tomato, potato. ANYWAY. I promised K a beret a long time ago (like 3 months ago), and had it half-finished in my Basket of Unfinished Projects. (This is where a lot of projects end up when I am bored with them) So I hunkered down last night and finished it right up.
I just love how hats look when they’re blocking. Purrrdy!
A crappy bathroom picture from my phone, but you get the idea. :) I’ll have to have her model it so y’all can see it on the recipient! She loves green (a very Anne of Green Gables-kind of gal) and I know it’ll look just great on her!
These are those gloves I did for Sara’s mom, that I said I would post pics of last night? These were seriously THE EASIEST, quickest project I’ve done in forever. Instant gratification is so nice. I had forgotten what it feels like to finish an entire project while watching Price and Prejudice. Not that that is my yardstick or anything, but man that movie is so relaxing.
Although, at the same time, its kind of ironic to be crafty while watching that movie. I felt like playing piano forte afterwards and maybe reading a really cool old book :)
Cute right? I need to make myself a pair — they took less than a ball to make!
Whipped up this lil’ babe today, ain’t she cuter than a june bug in July?!
Sadly, she is not for me…Fret not though! My boss/mentor/knitting buddy Sara’s mom was recently diagnosed with lung cancer, so this is for her. Isn’t it cheery? I love it, and I’m knitting her a pair of matching fingerless gloves as well. Nothing can make chemotherapy any easier, I know, but there is so much love and good wishes in this thing its basically a 75% love, 25% random wool yarn blend!! Bahaha!
This pattern was so awesome, and a great stash-buster project because I did stripes. The pattern was in this month’s issue of knitscene, if anyone cares. Meg has already requested one for herself, and if I have enough, I am totally making one for me too!! Pics of the gloves up tomorrow if I am speedy. :) cheers everyone
Sorry these pics took me so long to get up — there was a possible catastrophe involving my camera and a bit of evil Santa Barbara ocean water — but that has passed! These are the two onesies I embroidered for Tallia and her daughter Alice :)
Long-sleeve: yes. Its still like 30 degrees outside in Spokane, goodness knows there is probably a second Ice Age in Utah.
Alice…in Wonderland…!! I loved it!
This is just like the one I made for Anna, but with a different color-way.
And, funny story about this little lady. I felt really bad about taking so long with the onesies…school, work…laziness…excuses excuses (2 weeks turned into like, a month and a half. I am horrible.) I knew Tallia’s little girl’s name is Alice, and I just got this great new book called Knitted Toy Tales (which, strangely enough, as more and more of my friends are having babies, the more baby-and-children-related books I buy)…
I couldn’t help myself!
I give you (dum dum dahhh) ALICE!!!
I think my favorite part about her is her adorable shoes. :) :) I tried to model her off Alice as much as I could, with the headband and apron. The pattern in the book was only for the doll, dress and shoes though. I improvised a lot!
She was WAY fun to knit though, and since I just used stash yarn, basically cost me nothing. Or cost me something…at one point…the yarn I used for her skin and dress though I’ve had since 8th grade. So WIN for me! It was a lot of fun though…the book has tons of cool patterns in it, like elephants and an OWL. We all know how much I love those intelligent little critters. More to come soon!