Friday, October 28, 2011

Had To Commit This To "Paper"

Virtual paper.

Ok so remember the post I wrote about that incredibly generous etsy seller Rose at CakeWalkYarns? Here's a picture of the two skeins of yarn that I received from her:

To refresh everyone's memory (mostly mine): The yarn colorway is called Hero Squad. And here's how it got that name:

Another yarn inspired by my favorite (albeit canceled) TV show, Arrested Development. Buster got distracted by the claw machine game in the bus station & missed his bus to the Army base. Forgetting all about boot camp, he arrived home with an armful of stuffed animal prizes. Buster (suddenly realizing his mistake) explained to the family that these were awards & that the army had assigned him to Hero Squad…mistaking the children’s cartoon for an actual military program. This yarn is inspired by the Buster’s imagination – it is a very bright green, speckled with many, many colors.

Ok. So how awesome and funny would it be if I made that knitted bunny using THIS yarn? Huh? HUH?? A stuffed animal knitted with yarn inspired by an Arrested Development episode about stuffed animals. Sweet. Even if I'm the only person who gets it, it's still good enough for me! And the other good thing about using this yarn is that it's washable because it's sock yarn! And a second --- no third --- good thing is that it will be super soft too for a baby. And the forth---I'll come in again.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Deja Vu

So, I made another one of these February Lady Sweaters for my mom. I finished it about the middle of September. Photos:

The yarn is Malabrigo merino worsted in the American Beauty colorway. Made one helluva squishy, soft, lofty sweater! I used about 4.5 skeins (a little more, but definitely not all 5) on size 9 needles. Mom really loved it! I have to admit that this wasn't the easiest thing in the world to block, but I think it turned out a-ok!

And here's a closer picture so you can see the buttons better. I also got these from LiDDesigns on Etsy. I highly recommend her for truly unique and beautiful buttons. She gladly does custom work and the quality is amazing.

I have actually started yet ANOTHER of these sweaters for my mother-in-law. I'm about 70% done. I think I will hold off on making more, though. (I had originally planned to knit one for each of my sisters for Christmas!) I learned that my new boss' wife is having a baby in April. So I'm going to start a baby blanket for them as soon as I'm done with the sweater for my mother-in-law. I'm waiting for the yarn to arrive! And I am also going to make one of those knitted bunnies that you shape and sew from a basic, knit square.