Monday, January 15, 2007

Little Boy Blue

Little Boy blue, come blow your horn!
The sheep's in the meadow; the cow's in the corn
Where is the boy who looks after the sheep?
He's under the haystack, fast asleep.

In the interest of keeping my hair and my sanity in tact, I decided to create a little lovey poppet for my son, Hayden. He has a special fondness for fiddling with my hair and it has long ago driven me crazy. I decided that the Merino Superwash that I purchased from Rabbitch was just the thing to do it. It's a lovely variegated blue that she named "Blue Without You" and is quite soft. Apparently Blogger won't let me post photos right now, so I will think on what to do about that for a bit. Perhaps I will shove my boot up Blogger's A**.

By the by, I had a lovely visit with her yesterday and enjoyed hanging with the Muppet as well, or at least my four year old did!

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

I Might Die From the Cuteness

This is so cute I've been having hysterics all day about it:

I think it's the gloves that get me the most!

Sunday, January 07, 2007


Well I promised photos and I am not one to shirk my duties! Or rather, I actually remembered to follow through for once.

The first photos are of the little MP3 cover I knit for my teenaged daughter. She likes it a lot! Rather than put some type of fastener on it, there is a little hole in the bottom of one of the side seams where she can insert the plug for the headphones and this is what keeps it on, although it's pretty snug. Whaddya think?

Boy Side

Girl Side
The cover is knit of black cotton yarn and the skulls are knit with cotton embroidery thread on size (I think) 2.0mm needles - it was a circular needle that I bought and cut the wire off of so that I would have a pair of short needles to work on. Works great!

My next project is a little hoodie jacket that I made from this pattern, except that I changed it from garter stitch to stockinette for a cleaner, more modern look. I was going to give it to the parents of a new baby as is, but decided at the last minute that I wanted to personalize it somehow. The baby in question has Scandinavian and German heritage on his mother's side and French/Acadian on his father's side. Initially I knitted the front patches (the fleur-de-lis (chart here) and the flag of Norway) and was going to leave it at that, but as usual, I can never stop myself! So I added the flag of Germany and the Acadian flag as well. I had originally wanted to do the flag of Nova Scotia, but um, it has a big griffin in the middle and it was a little beyond me. Plus I didn't have time to try and make a chart for it. So, without further ado, here it is:


Close Up Front

Close Up Back


Flag of Norway

Flag of Acadia

Flag of Germany

All of the patches were knit with embroidery thread and the small needles mentioned above. It can be fiddly, but they work up really fast and are FUN! The Acadian Flag should have been a little wider and I need to practice free-hand stars (I haven't embroidered since I was a child), but one gets the idea anyway.

I'll let you know the reaction when I finally give it to the new parents!

Monday, January 01, 2007

A Little Secret Project

I'm working on something right now that I can't WAIT to finish. It's so darned cute that I have hysterics every time I look at it! More on this upon completion.

P.S. I had my daughter take pictures of the MP3 cover I made her, so once she emails them to me, I'll post them!