Thursday, November 29, 2007

Fun "Little" Knit

I've got enough done now of Sally the Scarecrow to take a picture.
This pattern is from Jean Greenhowe's Scarecrow Family Booklet.

I'm planning on making the whole Scarecrow family for Kaylen. I was thinking I would have them all done for her 2nd birthday. (she's only 8 months old) These little dolls are a LOT of work!!!

I have the main body finished and now I just need to make arms, clothes, accessories, hair, stuff the body, sew on all the little extra bits and make a face. Oh geez, what have I gotten myself into???

Oh yeah, and one more thing.... Here's a picture of Kaylen's recently finished "Harry Potter" Hogwarts Vest!
In Gryffindor colours of course!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Kaylen's Vest (on Kaylen)

Okay, okay, as requested, a picture of Kaylen in her vest.

(she does look cute in it.... of course I have a slightly biased opinion, being her mom and everything)

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Vest for Kaylen

I just finished knitting a little pullover vest for Kaylen.
Monkey is modelling it until Kaylen wakes up from her nap to try it on.

I'm a little concerned about the neck hole.... it might be too small. I'm planning on making several more of these so maybe I'll make the next one with just a rolled neck edge.
I'll post pictures on Kaylen's blog when she tries it on. (well, IF she can get it on over her head!!!)
Update: It fits over Kaylen's head... but just barely. Picture on her blog.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

A simple ball?

Okay, here's a bit of a non-knitting rant.....
My daughter, Kaylen, is crawling now, and she likes to crawl after the dog's ball at Grandma's house. Very cute, but we can't let her have it because, well, ew. So... we decided to go out and buy her a new ball just for her. We went to two department stores that have very big toy sections.... Did we find a ball? NO!!! What the!?!?!?!? We found plenty of toys with lights and sounds, and dolls that talk and pee, and baby keyboards to attach to your computer, and little kid treadmills (are you freakin' serious!?!?) but no balls. What happened to regular TOYS!?!? Why does everything have to DO something? Do kids have no imagination anymore? I mean, come on, I can't even buy a simple ball!?!? This is just ridiculous! Is anybody else disturbed by the over-designed, sit-on-you-but-and-never-go-outside toys out there? (seriously, a little kid treadmill???)
Okay, that's enough of a rant. My husband and I are going to try Toys-R-Us.... hopefully they will have something.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Hedwig Socks Completed!

I stayed up late last night and finished my Hedwig socks!!!

They turned out great! I had a lot of fun knitting these... I even finished both socks! (that's pretty good for me as I tend to suffer from single-sock-syndrome) I think it's cool how well they match the book cover... I can't wait to start the next ones!!!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Heeeeere's Froggy!

Aw, Dangit! I finished the gusset decreases on the second Hedwig sock and tried it on.... it was pretty loose... much bigger than the first sock. Hmmmm... So, I held up the first sock, and held up the partially completed second sock and realized, dangit, that I had actually messed up on the first sock. I decreased every row instead of every other row. It actually worked out for the best because that sock fits perfectly. So... I had to rippit, rippit, rippit on the second sock, back to the beginning of the decreases. I'm now re-knitting WITH the mistake on purpose!