Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Cityscape WIP, Update

I've been promising this mama pictures of this FOREVER, and somehow I just haven't been able to get with my sister/photographer to get good pictures of it, so here are some crappy pics I took. I so missed out on the photography talent in my family. Hopefully I can get together with my sister later today or tomorrow and get some GOOD pictures of this one! I really really love how it turned out :)

My sister is magnificent. See post above for finished product! :)

Monday, September 27, 2010

Curly Purly Soaker

This is just a little Curly Purly soaker I made for a mama in need :)

Monkey Costume Part 1

This is going to be a sock monkey Halloween costume and I love it. The yarn is so squishy and thick! It's Plymouth Earth Homestead 100% eco wool, which means it's not dyed and it's not treated with chemicals. I would have expected it to be full of twigs but it's totally not! I think I only got 2 little bits of grass the entire time I was knitting the pants! Texture wise, it's a lot like Cestari. It's kinda cottony and doesn't have a ton of stretch. I'm thinking it'll hold up about like Cestari also, but I like it MUCH better than Cestari. I'm thinking I'm going to have to send some to a dyer... or maybe even dip my toes into the world of colorway dyeing because if this yarn holds up the way I think it will, it'll be something I'll want to use on my next little one... when one comes along :).

I love making monkey pants! This one will have a detachable tail AND detachable eyes so they can be worn as regular sock monkey pants or the whole costume. I can't wait to get this all done and see it on the little guy it's made for! He lives close so I might actually get to see this one in person! YAY! :)

Here's the whole costume together on the little guy it was made for :)

Monday, September 13, 2010

Lost in the Woods WIP

These still need all the embroidery work done, but I'm already loving how they're coming out. The pictures aren't good. It's hard to get good lighting late at night, but the blue of these longies is SO PRETTY! And I totally love how the cuffs came out. Hope the mama agrees!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Superman longies

I have to admit, the entire time I was working on these, the Superman theme was running through my head. The.Entire.Time. Doesn't help that my 4 year old sings it all the time also :).

I LOVE this blue! I think it might be discontinued, which makes me sad because it's SO PRETTY!!!

I did a new hem on this one. I really like how it came out. I increased about an inch from the end in every stitch, and then double knit for an inch and bound off with a needle bind off. I know, knitting jargon. What it boils down to is a very nice top down hem WITH NO GRAFTING :). Now I need to figure out how to do the picot edge like that.
I went over to a good friend's house the other day and brought this with me. She'd wanted me to make a cat costume for her 2 year old, but when she saw it, she decided she needed a Superman and a Wonder Woman soaker for her 2 year old twins! I'm very pleased with how this came out. I'll get better pics up after I've blocked it and put a drawstring in. That's the hard part... deciding on a drawstring color. I'm going to have to make 3 for this one I think.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Monster longies WIP

I found this AWESOME random stripe generator. I think I'll have to use it again :). These are baby alpaca... soooooooooooo soft!

I'll post better pics later after they're blocked. Crappy lighting in my living room and it's stormy outside.