Wednesday, November 29, 2006


After my last post, I started a third project. I had an inspiration and had to act on it. I'm making the robot from Jess Hutchinson's Unusual Toys for You to Knit and Enjoy. I haven't sewn it up because I've ordered something that will hopefully spice it up. I'm pretty sure that the person this is for now knows it's for him, but I'm hoping the spice will make a really exciting toy.

I also finished the second Christmas stocking. I like the cable pattern I chose, but I wish I'd taken the time to figure out a pattern that would look good from the side. That's the major flaw of this and the original pattern. While this pattern was easier to work than the original, those Addis are just too blunt for cable work, especially in thick, doubled yarn.

I've started a hat: Shedir, from Knitty. I was inspired by this hat. I'm using Cottage Industry Pure Luxury Organic Peruvian Alpaca. It looks like they aren't making organic yarn anymore. I've had this in my stash for a good while. It's so soft, I'm not quite sure why I haven't used it yet. It's not the yarn called for in the pattern, so I hope it works in the pattern. So far (two rows), so good. Did I swatch? Uh. No. Seat of the pants knitting keeps it exciting, right? Don't tell my students.


aimee said...

OMG!!! the robot is AMAZING!!!! AAAAHHH!! so brilliant.

Sarah said...

Jess Hutchinson's toys are one of the reasons I began knitting. When I figure out how to make more than scarves I'm totally gonna make one of those ohh so cute toys.

Been knitting a scarf for someone, but a toy would have been so much more fun.

TK said...

Jess Hutchinson's toys are good because they don't have a lot of parts. Some toys have too many little parts to seam up. Those are not more fun than scarves. I think you're ready to move beyond scarves. Hats at least.

Anonymous said...

i am sooooo jealous. i covet! i covet! i covet your jess hutch book.

apparently i jumped on the wagon too late and missed the printing of this book, and sadly she is not printing more.

way to go!

ps nice flaming lips reference.