Monday, June 21, 2010

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.


Ellie said...

wow!!! im speechless, those are amazing!!!!


BSavvyPhotography said...

OMG, these are spectacular!!! You've completely outdone yourself on these. I need to get in touch with you to place another large order for this Christmas.