Thursday, June 29, 2006

Exer-knitter or Knitter-cycle?

Call it either one, but I can knit and exercise at the same time! This is the newest addition to our house in an effort to get me exercising. It just might work. And no, the arms are not far enough apart to wind a skein of yarn.

Look who got into the picture. My hedgehog is so darn cute, I had to show her off one more time

Friday, June 23, 2006

Pink Baby Sweater

O K, I've left the picture of the knitted hedgehog up long enough for friends and relatives to see. Not that any of them did. It's time to show a new project. This is a baby sweater that was finished and all I had to do was put on the buttons. You can't tell very well, but the buttons are kittens. Knit in washable wool from the neck down using a free pattern on the web. Do I have a baby in mind to wear this? No, but I'll save it until I do.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

It's a Blond Hedgehog!

It turned out to be a blond instead of an albino hedgehog. And yes, those are eyelashes you see. The leaf is strategically placed, because this hedgehog has boobs!

This was going to be a practice piece, and it turned out rather cute, except for the puckering of the tummy after it was felted. I'll pay more attention to the tummy increases on the next one I knit. At first, I embroidered the eyes and nose, but I didn't like how they turned out. The pattern says they could be needle felted on, something I didn't have any idea how to do. But, after a google search, I figured out what I needed to know. I had to have a special needle. Of course, I went out to buy one right away. All for the eyes and nose. And eyelashes

Friday, June 09, 2006

Rare Hedgehog Sighting

The rare sighting of a knitted hedgehog has been in the road in front of OC knitters house. This unstuffed, unfelted creature could be either a blond or an albino hedgehog. The difference could not be determined as it is missing it's eyes and nose (the only way to tell). It was probably trying to cross the road. Will the stuffing get put in? Will it get eyes and nose? Stay tuned.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

What Have I Done Lately

OK OK, so I'm not blogging very often. I never said I was going to be very good at this. I've been resting. It's been too hot. etc., etc. I did finish one project, though. It was about 98% completed, so I got it out & finished it. A felted purse called Blue Hawaii from the Pursenalities book, made with stash yarn. Felting is a great way to reduce the size of your stash. Before felting this was 26" wide by 15" high. Now it's about 14" wide by 10" high. It came out quite nicely, if I do say so.