Saturday, June 26, 2010

Birthday Skirty

I LOVE this skirty. If the girl I made it for doesn't appreciate it, I'm keeping it until I have a girl! It's lovely lovely alpaca, my favorite color, and really, I don't think there's much I could do to it to make it cuter. If you disagree, well, that's your own choice, but I love it :).

Thursday, June 24, 2010

My Dad Is My Hero

This went to the same mama that ordered the scuba longies. I actually think I like this one better. It was simple to do, and turned out so cute! I wish I could get a model for every soaker I make, but when I can get pics of the actual baby  it was made for wearing it, well, that's even better than having a model. Look at the cute tushie on this girl! I gotta stop making baby stuff... it's making me really baby hungry.

Pink Monkey

Monday, June 21, 2010

More Alpaca Monkey's

Lovely lovely lovely baby alpaca... sigh :). Fortunately I have enough to make another one, so I can keep on with the lovely lovely yarn :). In fact, I feel like I over-charged this mom. Maybe I'll make her a pair of shorties to compensate. I mean really, I don't know how I dare charge extra for the privilege of working with such a wonderful material.

And yes, I did giggle when I did the eyes. Love the monsters. Love the 100% baby alpaca... love it :).

Horton Longies

I LOVE these longies. My sister says they're not longies, they're wearable art and I almost have to agree with her :). They took a long time to create, and the thing that took the longest was drawing Horton out on graph paper so I could knit him. It took the better part of an entire day to get it down, and then lots of tweeking to make it right. I'm not entirely happy with how Mayzie Bird turned out (if you haven't, please read Horton Hatches the Egg... it's one of Dr. Seuss's finest!) but I had to content myself in the knowledge that drawing with yarn just isn't the same as drawing with pencil and there are limitations. At least for me. Maybe when I learn a little more about embroidery I'll do better. Check out Horton's ears though! I'm very proud that they actually look like I shaded them in with pencil and not just like I went crazy with yarn and needle.

The cloud on front was an afterthought, so it's duplicate stitched, but I'm very very pleased with how it came out.

Overall, I really must say, this is my best one ever. I almost don't want to send them off (I was going to send them off this evening and then I found a couple of spots that I washed out and now they have to dry again before I send them). I want to keep them for myself! Now I wish we'd taken a pic of Jack running around in them. They're even cuter on! The cutest
thing was Jack trying to look at his own bum while he was wearing them! Yes, they're a hit with the kiddies too :).

I'm afraid that green is discontinued. I really like it for grass.

This post is so random. I'm stopping now.