Sunday, May 23

mr. monkey

one of my coworkers is expecting a little girl in july. i was excited to give her this little monkey this last weekend, and admittedly a little sad to see it go, i liked it so much. two different recycled sweaters contributed in the yarn category, both being very soft and fully washable/dryable...which i'm sure will come in handy with a little "etsy" shop is only days away from being updated! i've got a few turtle rattles, some hats, a doll and some jewelry to post. i don't know why it always takes me so long to get an update together, but i'll let you know you when you can check it out. in the meantime, enjoy the end of may!

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?