Monday, April 14, 2008

Fun FO's

A couple of weeks ago we had a girls night out at Opalz, a soap making store, and made some cool little soaps!! They smell good too!

The other night (Friday is family movie night here) we watched "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium" and it made a HUGE impression on our youngest. If you haven't seen it yet I won't ruin it for you, but it is really cute. If you have seen it, you will understand my son's hat fetish now!! He now chooses and combines hats at will - very, very funny!! are trying to get out of the house fast to go somewhere that you have to be on time - like school for example.

The first Mother Bear Project finished. The embroidery could be a bit better, but practice makes perfect!! This one has been claimed by DS#1 - I will need to make a few (just like the hats) for the kids before I can give one away. They are quite fun to knit. The construction is very clever - the bear is started at the feet then you work your way up the legs and the torso, then the head and the the torso and legs and feet. Basically it is knit as one piece and then sewn together. I have another one that needs to be sewn together and will post a picture of it before I do sew it.

Another one of the fun hats. This one the top portion is in yellow only and then the variegated was added.

The yarn for this hat is Berroco Plush Colors in color #1975 dye lot# 4701 otherwise known as purple. It was knit on US#7 and the same pattern as for the hat above was used. This yarn is incredibly soft; however the stitch definition does not show up at all. DD#1 does not seem to mind though. As soon as it came off the needles, she claimed it as her own.

Progress is being made on dh's sweater. One sleeve is almost done then the second sleeve, weaving in of the ends and blocking. Sounds simple, but it takes me quite awhile!! Since it looks basically the same, there is not photo yet.

1 comment:

Jenny said...

We watched Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium this weekend too! I hadn't heard much about it, but we all thought it was really cute.

I love the cute!