this is the debbie bliss teddy from simply baby, in sock yarn. this little guy was fast to knit (he's about 8" tall) and a lot of fun. putting the face on gave him so much character!
this is the michael kors aran tee from VK holiday '05 - i planned to make it for 2 years, and then it was in progress for another two. i steamed through the last half though, and if i'd been really working on it, it would have take 3 weeks, maybe. it's a little wide in the shoulders, but i like it - knitpicks wool of the andes in pumpkin.
and this is my baby, eunny jang's wave stole - it's absolutely huge, knit in knitpicks baby alpaca laceweight, it turned out to be nearly 7 feet long. it went fairly quickly for such a complicated piece, but it is worth it. so soft! i don't know when i'll go for the lace again, but it was a great challenge.
thanks all! hopefully i will be around more, i used to be such a lurker.
is that sort of like christmas in july? anyway. so, obviously, i have been working on this baby off and on since the pattern came out. oi. but i am finally finally done. just in time for winter term reading week. and you know, i really like it! i moved the hooks (2 of them) down, because i find that anything that opens over my belly just makes me look a little pregnant. and i think i made the sleeves a few inches longer, but that was only because i wasn't paying attention at the time good to be finished, though.
sorry for the mirror pictures! (wow, i need to get out the windex, huh?)
i was in the need of a little instant gratification knitting, and i had this beautiful wool in the woods (llama/wool) kicking around, so the cross hat-ch was the perfect solution. that, and it is just now cool enough in toronto to justify knitted things, yay!
oddly, the weird-er looking one with the big head (on the left) is the one that i did 2nd. but i think they are cute. they are from simple knits for cherished babies, and such fun to knit. they are really little, just over 6" each.
i am cross-posting this with the embroidery boards, as i am a knitter and at the moment he is faceless! i understand french knots for the eyes, but am struggling through the nose. his head is already stuffed as per the instructions, but i feel like this is just making things harder -- i keep getting stuffing in the stitches, making his nose too fat and round -- and the knitted fabric is just pulling together, which means that he has a little round, beady nose! anyone got a suggestion? i really appreciate it.
i am cross-posting this with the knitting boards, as i am a knitter mostly, but i am attempting to knit a teddy. at the moment he is faceless, though! i understand french knots for the eyes, but am struggling through the nose. his head is already stuffed as per the instructions, but i feel like this is just making things harder -- i keep getting stuffing in the stitches, making his nose too fat and round -- and the knitted fabric is just pulling together, which means that he has a little round, beady nose! anyone got a suggestion? i really appreciate it.
i am finallly done, yay! i think i would use a lighter yarn with more drape if i were to do it again (i used red heart misty, as it's what i had), but i like it. toward the end i thought i was never going to finish -- it's huge at the end!