Friday, October 31, 2008

Cute > Cuter

The amigurumi sheep is cute,

but my granddaughter in a sheep costume is way cuter!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Moved to Tears

THIS is so beautiful it moved me to tears. Well worth the four minutes it takes to view/listen to it. ----okay, it Turned out to be 12 minutes because I listened to it three times in a row!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Lamb Costumed Amigurumi

With Halloween coming up soon, I couldn't resist making a couple of costumed kid amigurumi.

The pattern is Lana the Lamb amigurumi doll, by Mia Zamora Johnson, aka "Owlishly".

The white one, Lana, is crocheted in acrylic and stuffed with acrylic yarn scraps.

The second one, Larry, made for a guild challenge, has a head crocheted of acrylic, but the grey wool and the brown "hooves" are my own handspun wool. He's also stuffed with clean, unspun wool.

Larry in a lamb costume.

The pattern calls for purchased animal eyes but I embroidered them on to keep the toys kid safe.

These were great fun to make. I can see why there is an amigurumi craze going on.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Beeby Baby Bee

This little fellow has been patiently waiting for his turn at a blog post. I actually finished him on October 11, took a few pictures, gave him to my little granddaughter, and promptly forgot to show him on the blog.

Poor little Beeby!

Definitely a fun, quick project. I couldn't resist!

There are many more that I would like to do. Who should be next? Annie and Bianca? Bubbles the Fish? What camper should be without Mr. Mosquito? Or maybe Santa Claus would be a timely addition?

Monday, October 20, 2008

Flaming Dumpling

My second felted "Dumpling Bag" (pattern for basic bag is in Interweave Knits, Fall 2008). This one is a little more elongated than the last so that I could fit in the flames.

I used the graph from Melanie Gibbons "Hot Rod Socks" pattern. Given my blog name of "Wovenflame" it was a "must do" don't you think?

SOME day I need to splurge, buy the four colours for the graph in sock yarn and actually make the socks too.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

"Roses" progress

I took this photo way back on September 17th. At that time I had progressed quite quickly, getting a lot done in a short period of time, but I haven't picked the project up since.

A lot of other, more urgent projects got in the way, but I hope to get back to the cross-stitch soon.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Cupcake Revisited

Those Cupcake Hats really get around. You might recall that last month I wrote a blog post about the hand-me-down hat? Well here is another one I originally knit in the fall of 2005. The Chocolate Cupcake Hat was originally knit for Isabella and it is now being worn by her little sister Olivia.

Isn't she a sweetie?

Friday, October 10, 2008

Cunningham Tartan Afghan

My son's "moving out" afghan is done. The Cunningham Tartan, crocheted in worsted weight, Bernat Super Saver Solids (100% acrylic), it measures 52" x 72" -----

---- and matches absolutely nothing in his new apartment.

Edited to add:

Although it could technically be called "woven", it was not done on a loom at all. This is a crocheted afghan. You first crochet a mesh of "dc, ch1" (double crochet, chain 1) using the appropriate "weft colors" of the tartan, and then you crochet long chains for the "warp" which are woven by hand in and out of the mesh. This pattern, and many other tartan variations are available in the Australian Woman's Weekly, "Easy-to-Crochet Tartan Rugs" book.

Monday, October 06, 2008

Masters Monday Interruptus

Masters Monday reporting will be going on hold for a while. Oh, I'll still be working on it a bit, at least one baby step forward each week, but reporting in each week just to say I'm reading/researching the history of knitting can get pretty boring. Even more boring than reading/researching the history of knitting. And that's pretty boring!

More interesting blogging will be happening later this week. I'm nearing completion on my son's crocheted, tartan afghan. Planned as a moving out gift, it's a little late. He moved out on the weekend. My youngest offspring* has his own apartment now.

*I was going to say "child", but he is not even close to being a child anymore.

I miss him. But it was time.