Sunday, May 2

it's a bird, it's a plane....

it's SUPERMAN! batman is no longer the only soft, stuffed superhero in our home. tonight i finished up superman's cape/lining and got him all put together. there is something uniquely satisfying about finishing each one of these toys.the superman symbols on his chest and the back of the cape are partially embroidered to get better detail in the shape.the yellow shield shape underneath the embroidery and superman's hair were my first efforts with intarsia knitting... which i have to admit always held some degree of intimidation for me, but upon completion made me supremely happy. the cowboy's head (see previous post) was not knit with the intarsia technique and i felt it could have been better, so i made it a goal of mine to try it on this doll, and it worked awesome! a definite must for any larger chunk of colorwork. on the needles now: a baby shower gift for one of my coworkers who is due in July... but the baby shower is in a few weeks, so i will be able to post the completed project then. and after that...who knows?

5 comments:

Megan said...

Wow wow wow!!!!!! I love him! I especially love the little curl in the middle of his forehead! Very impressive Jes, and way to go on the intarsia, that always has looked intimidating to me. So are these for lucky Nate? Is he so impressed? :) Love ya!

McKenzie said...

You're pretty darn talented, if I do say so myself... :)

Emily said...

Another fine superhero! I was showing my husband this and your previous projects and he's super impressed too. Can't wait to see the next one!

Rochelle and Ben said...

DANG!!!!! It's so awesome. We (I showed Ben) LOVE LOVE LOVE how you got every little aspect of superman- his hair- his eyes and his awesome shoes!!

I want one :) Or something like that!!
OH! You should make a rock climber one.

kate said...

oh my goodness, I LOVE it!! You are amazing Jes!! Does Nate just love these guys?? Love you!