I’m only about 2 years behind with blogging, so this is an attempt to make it up to you all.
Here are my knits of 2014 to 2016.
I’m currently still working on 16 other PHD’s (projects half done) ;) Starting something new is tempting, because I don’t have much time to do anything, but fantasize about making all sorts of things all the time.
Mr. Pudgenstein, finished February 2014
Still need to make his Mrs.!
Frog (Kikker) teething clip and book mark, made between January and Juny 2015
Hot Cross Bunny (February 2015 – May 2016)
My first Alan Dart project…unfortunately he only writes flat knitted patterns…sooo…..a lot of seaming had to be done, hence I started in February 2015 and found the courage to finish him May 2016. Please don’t say he looks like a mouse :P.
The safety eyes were an after thought -stitching the eyes didn’t work out – so at the very end of this project, I had to cut his head seaming open. I couldn’t find the mattress stitch seam in this Phildar douce mess, so I did cut a hole. Freaked me out for a minute, but a good thing about the douce is that it doesn’t unravel and I was able to seam it up again (see pic of back of his head after cutting the whole). In any other yarn case, I would never just cut a random hole!
The head kept being floppy, so I stuck a skewer up his a##, haha. It worked great.
I re-did the coloring of the hot cross bun 3 times, to make it look baked and real (the bottom is a lighter color). First I used a marker, didn’t look very subtle. Thankfully it was washable marker and I omitted the cardboard bottom (also in the feet). Second time I used eyeshadow. Looked great, but months later it was still coming off. Washed it again. I considered shoe polish but tested on a swatch and it was too dark. Third attempt, while looking for markers again I found them, was a fat crayon. Worked like a charm and doesn’t stain the chef’s coat. Mixed in a second color to make it more real. Finally a good result.
I think I might sell this bunny on Etsy. He’s not what I hoped he would be.
Yellow Chicken Tanoshi (June 2015)
These Tanoshi patterns are super cute, I want to make many many more. Too bad she charges $5 for each pattern, while they are almost alike.
Arm knit scarf #1 and #2 (September 2015)
I followed a free class at Michaels with friends on arm knitting. Super fun and fast. You can make these scarfs in 30mins. Still need to find a balance. The teal one is too bulky for my liking and the colorful one is cute, but not something I’d wear (too long or so?), so I’m going to rip it, because it was expensive t-shirt yarn.
Hedgehog and Squirrel (November 2015 – March 2016)
These are topsy-turvy toys, meaning the squirrels flips inside-out turning into a hedgehog and the other way around. I wanted them to be stand alone, so I knit both separately and closed their bottom. Great fall decor!
Santa (December 2015 – June 2016)
If I make a Santa that I like better, I may end up selling this one too…
Bunny Boo (March – May 2016)
Still want to make a family of these!
Arthur, the pencil (finished in 3 days in May 2016)
Something I’ve been working on…. using super bulky yarn…
It’s going to be something entirely different than a hat (guessing is encouraged), but we just decided to put it on our head.