Sunday, January 23, 2011

There's no man like a 'Snowman"!

I am back in snowman production!!  I had forgotten how much fun they are to work up.  And when I finish one up, well...they just make me smile!
I finished this little guy up this morning.  Is he not just the cutest thing??!!  I like to give them names.  I'm thinking, "Smiley".
"Peggy Tails"

I made Peggy Tails for a girl I knit with.  Notice her little "stripe-ity" scarf!!  She loved it!  

This little "snowgirl" was a special order.  She asked for one with a birthday hat and in pink.  I think she turned out quite cute!

I am getting emails on the pattern for these.  I really have none.  It's just a little tube.  They look like a tylenol capsules before I put the faces and dress them.  I am using the "magic loop" method on a size US1 circular needle for them.  If you haven't tried it you need to!!  My Knitting Bud taught me and it opened a whole new world to me.  I would fight with double pointed needles.  She is an awesome sock knitter and a magic loop goddess!  You can visit her blog, "House of Tater" to check out her knitting!

Well, I finally found it!  Some Lion Brand "Amazing" yarn.  Where?  At A.C. Moore!  And it is truly amazing!  Although I wanted the "Ruby" they were out, so I came home with "Mesa".   This is pretty yarn.  I want more!  I am thinking of doing another one of these scarves but doing it half the length.  I'm putting that on my to do list.

I made this one for my sister.  I used this new yarn call Mosaic by Bernat, in the color "Ninja".  Two skeins exactly.  If you crochet loosely you may want to get three skeins. 

Before I go, I just have to share my freakishly long ruffle scarf!  I came across it this weekend when I was organizing all my scarves.  I did this after I first learned to knit.  Something went wrong somewhere.  I kept running out of yarn and back to the craft store to get more.  When I bound it off, I realized it was a bit long!

I don't know what else I can say, LOL!

The roast is in the oven and smelling really good, my headache is gone, and I am going to settle in and work on another snowman.  I love Sundays!


Pammy Sue said...

I see why they make you smile. They are so freakin' darling! Love that purple scarf for your sister. I'll have to look for some of that yarn and also the Lion Brand Amazing. I haven't seen any of that around here, and we don't have J.C. Moore's down here.

Charlotte said...

Love the snowmen! I learned to knit before I learned to crochet but knitting doesn't go fast enough for me ;-) Love the rooster ornaments!

Just be happy! said...

there are absolutely adorable, they make me smile, too!!

Anonymous said...

I do LOVE my snowman!!!! I think she likes living in my craft room. And thanks for the shout out on my own blog :)

Happy Knitting!

Anonymous said...

Snowmen who do not melt..:) I love their faces :)

Вета said...

Классный снеговик,фантастика!Такое чудо!

Lauri said...

I love your snow people! they are SO CUTE!!
and that scarf seams so soft and fuzzy! Congrats, you artist!

thecommonthread said...

Your snowmen are just too cute...they certainly madde us smile!!

And we can't wait to see what else you create with the Amazing yarn!

Take Care,
Rachael & the A.C. Moore Team

Jess said...

Thank you so much for your nice comments on Amazing! Your scarf looks really fantastic in the Mesa colorway. We hope that you're able to find Ruby soon!

With warm regards,
Jess H.
Lion Brand Yarn

chelsea said...

The snowman is too cute! and the scarfs? they're so lovely!
Keep posting.

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