Monday, September 8, 2014

Wonder Woman!!!

Believe it or not, I have been knitting all summer, just mostly for family and friends and myself, and I just haven't gotten around to posting stuff.  However, I'm *Super* proud of this, and have to share.

This was made for my awesome derby girl Jupiter Sparks, AKA Candace-from-my-knitting-group-who-only-crochets. Make no mistake, she's utterly awesome in every way.  She saw this sweater on Ravelry, and asked if she knew anyone who could make one.  Of course, I jumped on it, having made several super hero sweaters for my little Superhero in Training, Ansonman.  We decided on a couple of different yarns that work really well together. When they're knit, you can't tell them apart.  We used Avalon by Cascade yarns, and Weekend by Berroco.  Both are a blend of cotton and acrylic, so you get the lovely definition and easy wear of cotton, with the added structure of acrylic all in an easy care fabric that can be machine washed and dried.  Also surprisingly affordable.  We used two different yarns because we didn't like all the colors available in either, but a combo was perfect.  I often mix yarns to get the colors I need. As long as the content and gauge are similar, there's usually no problem, and sometimes I can be delightfully surprised in how well things work out.

The pattern we found was not exactly to our tastes. The fabric was super bulky knitting two strands together, so I'm going to say the pattern was more of an inspiration than anything since the I changed everything from the gauge, to shaping, to color charts.  Great inspiration though!  I can't wait to make a twin of this sweater for Candace's adorable spitfire daughter Ruby!

So without further ado, I present you Wonder Woman!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Ride 'em Cowgirl!

This is the super yummiest yarn I have ever worked with! It's squishy and soft and the colors are oh so lovely!  The colorway is by Dashing Dachs, called Stallions. So pretty!! I had to send this off before I could get my usual photographer to take pics, so these are my untalented phone pics.  They do not do justice to the colors.  I tried these on Jonah and they fit him perfectly, but it was naptime, and he was NOT cooperative, so I didn't get any pictures of him modeling.  When I tried the hat on him, he immediately went to the family room and dug out Toy Story so he could watch Woody in costume!  So cute <3 .="" p="">

Monday, December 16, 2013

Sesame Street!

Loved the longies, love the shorties... gonna have to make some for Jonah :).  Made with Berroco Ultra Alpaca.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Mr. Grinch

Sometimes I think I might be a genius.  I'm pretty proud of this outfit.  I almost wish I had made it for my niece, cuz then I'd get to hold it and pet it :).  Made with Berroco Ultra Alpaca, sized 0-3 months, and modeled on my gorgeous little niece Kynslie.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Winter Hats

Every year a mama from Canada orders a couple of winter hats from me for her little boy.  Sometimes she orders gifts for friends too.  I don't do hats for money, really.  I only charge $15, which covers the cost of yarn basically. I love doing them though. They're a quick, easy project that invariably make me smile because most of the time people want really cute things.  Like these :D

You're welcome,

Friday, September 6, 2013

USC Trojans!

This was a fun project.  A sweet friend of mine didn't think she had mad enough skillz to handle this.  I bet she did, but I'm glad she passed it on to me anyway.  I made it with Plymouth Select Worsted Merino Superwash yarn, which is squishy wonderfulness.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Woody and Jessie

This has been a super fun project! Things have been going very slow for me. I just can't seem to stay well for more than a few days at a time, and it's really put a pinch on my creativity. However, I'm still here, still kickin' and hopefully with the new drugs I will be able to get on top of everything and put some more cute stuff up here!

This mama has a boy and a girl, ages 2 and 3, and of course they're huge Toy Story fans, as are my boys, so this is so perfect for them! I can't wait to see action shots of these. I LOVE LOVE LOVE how they came out. I hope the mama does too!

I also made booties to go with the Woody pants.

I've been meaning to add these cute pics of the ADORABLE kiddos who got to wear these forever!  Check out how CUTE they are!!!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

New Stuff in my Etsy Shop

It's very strange for me to have no custom orders floating around.  I've been working on some really cute stuff for friends and family that I'll be posting shortly, but until then, enjoy the few things I've made and put in my shop!  I've changed the eyes on the owlie skirty.  I like these better.  I also like the way I did the eyelashes, and may change the way I do them on monster bums too.  Also, I really like the dark sock monkeys.  I'm tempted to keep the shorties for my little guy.  If they don't sell before the weather starts to cool down, I think I'll take them down and keep them for myself.  Yes, I do smile at my baby's bum wandering around my house decorated by the monsters and monkeys I've made for him and for my nephews who've lent them back to me.  Enjoy!  All of these are made with 100% wool except for the owlie skirty which is alpaca wool blend, and all are size medium large fitting from about 12-24 months.



Friday, May 10, 2013

Cowgirl Boots

Not much to say about these, except ADORBS!!!  Man... I really think I need a girl. Made from alpaca and wool with this pattern via Ravelry.

Sleep Sack

I've been doing quite a lot of non diaper related stuff lately.  this is a sleep sack and hat.  It's the snuggliest, nicest thing for a newborn!  I made one for my youngest when he was born.  I was going to make him a blanket, like I did for his brothers, but I ran out of time so I decided to make something small.  This ended up being PERFECT.  I actually used it way more than I used any blanket ever.  He spent most of his first 2-3 months in this sleep sack. he loved it.  It was so cozy and soft, and can't come unwrapped like a blanket.  For the stripes, as usual, I used this random stripe generator. One of my favorite tools. The pattern I used is this one that I found through Ravelry.  Nice, easy pattern.  The only thing I changed was adding a couple of inches to the length.

Here's the one I made for a client:

And here's the one I made for my son... with him in it.

How sweet is he?!  I can't believe how big he is!!

And here he is now.  Where did my baby go?!?