Archive for December, 2007

Sheepy!

You may not know this… but I have the cutest puppy in the entire world.* Really. The cutest.

Don’t believe me? Here’s a photo as proof:

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Obviously, a puppy so cute is in need of a christmas present – and while it is technically before christmas, the surprise has already been ruined for her… as you’ll see below.

I had some bulky organic wool (from an ex who’s parents had an organic sheep farm) and I thought that a dog toy would be the perfect use for it… so I made her a sheepy…

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It turned out pretty darn cute! The specifics:

Pattern: Felt Flock (Bev G.) – this is available as a fiber trends pattern, but I had the pattern in Donna Kooler’s Knitting Encyclopedia gifted to me by my sister a few years back.
Needles: Size 11 US plastic circulars that I got at an auction…
Yarn: Gift
Mods: None.  I’m really pretty thrilled with the pattern.  I’d recommend it to others.

She loves the sheep! Want proof?

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Merry Christmas everyone!  I hope it’s a good one!

*This is actually my sister’s puppy – since I live in the residence halls at IU (in an apartment) I am not allowed to have puppies… But still, it’s like my puppy.

Buttons!

Remember those slippers that I knit a while ago?

These ones?

Since I’m up, I just wanted to share the mods that I made, per my knitting group’s fantastic advice:

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Don’t they look just perfect now?  These buttons came from a good friend – someone who makes me feel much like these slippers do (warm and comfortable).

The Christmas List

What I’ll be knitting this year (forgive the coding – I have family who read this now):

  • Dashing
  • Shedir or Knucks for my sister (if I have time, Shedir might be for my brother)
  • either a set of ornaments for my mother or finishing her sweater or a set of slippers
  • 6 Dishcloths (for cousins)
  •  A knitted/felted sheep for Mitzy – with some source of sound inside
  • A baby sweater (and/or finishing the baby blanket)
  •  Something for Keith and something for Steve

P.S. – So, grad school is busy 🙂


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Stuff on the needles – to complete, sometime.

Christmas Gifts to Finish
Mom's Sweater (the body is done)

Socks in progress...
Grandma's Socks
Koigu Scruncher
Monkey
Raindrop Lace

Other
Lace Leaves Scarf from Scarf Style
The Behemoth Log Cabin
The Swallowtail Shawl
Stupid Ugly Mitten
Felted Clogs

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