Sunday, January 30, 2011

Snowman Central

Happily I bring you more snow people today!  As you will see I have been busy with these little guys.  Their cuteness still gets me every time I look at them.  I hope you enjoy them as well!

I'm calling this little guy "Ivan".
He has got a crooked little face and a rib knit scarf.  

Ivan & Mrs. Blizzard
Note her scarf...I cabled it!!  I thought these two looked adorable together.  

This is Snowflake.
I gave him a little beret hat and a matching cable knit scarf.  Needless to say...I had a blast putting him together!

Just look at that smile!

I gave her a little cape and tassel hat.
Her little lop-sided smile gives me a big smile!

I am calling him "Frosty Flake".  He's just plain ole cute!


"Daisy and Mr. Snuggles" 

The whole gang! 

I am really attached to these already, and a couple are promised to people.  They are fun to make, but hard to let go of! 

My hope is to do a few more of these this coming week.  I will crank up the snowman production line this evening after supper when things are winding down.  This sock yarn is great to work with for their hats.  It has so many colors in it they all look a bit different.  I picked up a new ball of sock yarn this morning, too.  Can't wait to see how it works up.

I'm off for now.  Time to finish up those weekend chores before Monday morning gets here.  I'll see y'all next week!

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!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

More Stripe-ity Scarf-ity!

Yes, more stripe-ity knitting here.  I have been meaning to knit up a scarf for my sister in law for quite awhile, and this past week I decided that this one is hers.  I have to say, of all these striped scarves I've done, I like this one the best-est!  I think it's the red and burgundy in it. 

I still have a good stash of variegated yarns, which I find myself adding to every time I hit one of the craft stores, so I am sure there will be more stripe-ity knitting in my future!

I think she could wear it with just about anything!

Laura's wrap is in the mail and on its way to her.  I can't wait until she gets it, I am so anxious to see how she likes it.  I was able to get some pictures of it on me.  It looks great on the dress form, but I wanted to see it on a human body, with real hips!  LOL

Front View - Wrapped Around Shoulders

Back View - Wrapped Around Shoulders 

Wrapped at Waist - Buttoned at Shoulders

I really like it wrapped with the buttons at the shoulders.  Front view looks the same either way wrapped.  I actually wore it around the house for a little while and it stays in place nicely, and boy is it warm!! 

What next?  A couple of snowmen are on the way.  I had a girl at work ask me for a snowman.  Well, it's just as easy to make a couple of them at a time as it is just one...and I can't wait to share because they are CUTE!  

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Laura's Wrap

Boy have my fingers been busy!  I am just about finished with Laura's Wrap.  Let me share some pictures!
Excuse the scarf pin.  I had decided once I put it on the dress form that I did not like where I had the buttons and button holes, so the left back ribbing is coming out and I am going to do it so it will button up in this fashion.  I have already got it ripped and and have a few rows of ribbing worked. 

While playing around with this I found another way to wrap it around the body which I think looks really pretty.
I basically wrapped it the opposite with the ribbing at the top.  Cute!  Whatcha think?  And once I get the buttons in I think it will give me a couple more ways to wear it.  I'm so happy with this.  I am going to try and get some picture of it on my body once I get it complete. 
All this color makes me happy!

I also dusted off my size "P" crochet hook to crank out a ruffle scarf out of some yarn I picked up at JoAnne's Fabric.  It is so soft and squishy and full of texture and color.
Yes, it is a little longer than I would have liked to have it, but that's okay by me.  Once I put it on I didn't want to take it off.  I have some really soft homespun in this, some fun fur, and some pretty variegated.  I haven't decided if I am going to keep this one or if it will go in my etsy shop.  

I'm off to do some Saturday morning things.  Plans are to sit in and watch a movie tonight and work on some knitting!  Tah-Tah!