Friday, November 27, 2009

Alpaca Monster Soaker

On "what not to crochet" they often post cute things for babies and then remind the people viewing them who are fawning over them that someday they're going to want their children to take care of them, and the children might be less disposed to want to take care of mum and dad if they've dressed the children in cutesy things that might someday embarrass them. I'm pretty sure these monster pants (along with my monkey pants and several other things I've made) would turn up on that list. I say, bring it! I'm highly amused by their website (I've spent hours rolling on the floor of the computer room laughing at some of the stuff that's been posted there) but I have to disagree with their assessment of what will make kids mad when they grow up. I can't think that if my parents had dressed me in monkey or monster pants that I would be embarrassed by it when I grew up. I think I might just see if I could make a pair for myself! In fact, maybe it's time for some adult monster pants!.... or maybe not :). All I know is that my 4 year old wants them to be his. Every time I make a new pair of pants with something silly on the bum, he asks if they're for him and he's very disappointed when they're not. Maybe I'll have to take a little hiatus from making stuff for other people and make some stuff for my own children. Then I can continue to enjoy my own creations by watching the two little people that I love most being happy in them. Hey, maybe I can even make Anson a Spiderman sweater so he'll finally take off the Spiderman pj's he's been wearing for a month now! Hmm... now I've got to go get designing.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Scrappy Longies

I was very unsure about this project. Not unsure that I could do it of course, but whether it would be cute or not. In fact I wasn't sure I even liked it until I tried it on Princess Addy. Then... well... let's just say I didn't need any more convincing! :)

I have to say that even though I wasn't at all sure it was going to turn out cute, if it was very fun to make! All the different stitches I got to try out, and all the beautiful colors made it something I would really like to offer in my shop.

Detachable Skirt and Longies - Cat

I LOVE THIS DESIGN!! I can't help myself, I really love it. The only input I got from the purchaser was brown and black with a cat with green eyes in a 2t please. I asked for some clarification, and she said that she trusted my creativity and to do what I wanted. Well! I was a little hesitant to get started on it, and put it off for quite a while. I couldn't picture brown and black together, and I wasn't really excited about coming up with a cat design. I don't really consider myself an artist, and I had a really hard time finding a template I liked. I ended up free-handing this one on my magic knitters' graph paper. It's inspired by a Halloween wallpaper I found where the cat's eyes follow the mouse around the page. Seriously too cute! Of course, I can't find the link now! Curse. The skirt was easy, and adorable and I totally loved it. The pants were a different story. I was going to do a cat face inspired by the Monkey and Monster longies, but I couldn't make it work and had to rip it back several times, and finally decided just to embroider a little cat on the bum. It's free-hand, but really, it's just a couple of ovals and a tail, so not really difficult. What was frustrating was that I put it on the fron when I'd intended to put it on the back, and getting it off the front and onto the back was a real pain.

At any rate, I can't wait to post this as an option in my Etsy shop. It was so fun to make, and I love the design so much that I'm really hoping it'll be more popular than the skullie... which I'm still not a fan of making.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Friday, November 6, 2009

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Leslie's Longies

This was the funkiest yarn I've ever worked with. It's really spongy and fun! It was full of grass though, so I had to keep a pair of tweezers next to me to pick it out, and I'm sure I still missed some, but it was fun to work with. I may have to try some more! The mom did send the labels with this one, but I don't know if I still have them or not. I'll have to look around.

Leslie's Trio

I absolutely LOVE this yarn! It was sent to me by a mom who's purchased quite a few things from me and it didn't come with labels, which makes me sad because I really REALLY love it! I want to know what it is so I can get more and make more stuff with it! Heck, I'd like a hat and scarf to fit ME just like these ones!

Leslie, your little Ella is one lucky little chicky :).

More Skullies

With skirt or without? Both adorable. Still don't like doing the skull though. :)