Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The Fox and the... Deer?

Every once in a while I get someone who doesn't have children who wants something special.  I LOVE these people.  I love doing new and different things. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely adore designing and knitting for little ones, but it's refreshing to do something different every once in a while.  And this was very different, very refreshing, and I'm very pleased with how they came out... and now I need a deer hat with little antlers.

These were made with a different blend of alpaca and wool.  The yarn is called Lima made by Drops. Very nice, squishy, soft, lovely.  I still like Berroco Ultra Alpaca better, but this yarn is a little heavier and therefore perfect for this project.  I'm sure I'll use it again in the future.  I just wish it came in bigger skeins.

The patterns for these adorable items came from Tiny Owl Knits. Very unusual and beautiful designs. Someday maybe I'll be a designer of this caliber.  Maybe.  For now, I just need to find time to get my own monkeys, monsters and owlies written and published. 

Old McDonald... AGAIN!

This is apparently my new Skullie... as in I'm getting lots of requests for it!  I'll have another one, slightly different to post in a couple weeks.  New to this edition is the hat.  I love the hat.  My design, but inspired by a hat I saw on Ravelry.  Modeled by my gorgeous niece Livvy... but only because my little guy Jonah was asleep at the time.  

Wanna hear the funny part?  I ordered extra yarn so I could make a pair of these for Jonah... and then I got another order for The Very Hungry Caterpillar.  So I'm gonna have to order more for my little guy.  You'd think I'd have the best dressed baby on the planet. Le sigh. If only I actually had time to knit for my own family!  
This is Jonah modeling the hat. Not a great pic, but he's just so darn cute!  We were having peanut butter sandwiches for lunch... he was helping spread the peanut butter :D.