Friday, February 25, 2011

Candy Shoppe!

These are the softest, squishiest, most hug-able pair of longies I've ever made. After I bound them off, I carried them around over my shoulder for a while just because they're so soft!!! Unfortunately, the yarn they're made out of (well... the light pink and yellow anyway, which is the softest yarn EVER,especially in terms of squishiness) is discontinued, so it'll get harder and harder to find. It's 100% Merino wool, but is shrink resistant.  It'll still felt if you REALLY try HARD, but for the most part it's washing machine safe. I washed and dried a swatch of it with my towels to see what would happen, and it did shrink just a little bit... after washing AND drying on hot.  Weirdly, the stitches didn't felt, just the yarn, so there was perfect stitch definition,but the yarn itself was felted. I'd love to work with it again.

And seriously, how cute are these!

The mama I made these for was having a really hard time visualizing the colors together so I decided to knit a mini pair of longies to show what some of the colors would look like together. As you can see, they look NOTHING like the finished product, but they're still really cute, so I decided to finish them off and offer them to the mama as a pair of doll pants :).  We tried them on Anson's Buzz Lightyear and they fit like a dream!

Addy also decided she wanted to model these ones, and they're just about a perfect fit, except the rise is kinda short on her. She's such  a petite little thing. I totally lub her.

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