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All your pink are belong to us July 16, 2012

Filed under: FO,knitting,Pigeon — Emily @ 9:17 am
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Another post, AND another finished object.  Meet Dot* the Dress Up Box Monster.

Dot owns this bed, and all the tinkerbells on it.

Pattern: Dot, the Dress Up Box Monster from The Big Book of Knitted Monsters by Rebecca Danger
Yarn: Lion Brand Cotton Ease, MC Azalea, CC Berry
Needles: US 4 DPNs and Harmony interchangeables
Started: I don’t remember, but not long ago – Sometime in July
Finished: July 14th, 2012
Notions: stuffing from big bag o’ stuffing, 15mm safety eyes.
Mods: I misread the decreases, so there’s a little biasing around Dot’s* lower belly. I realized my mistake but decided it wasn’t worth it to rip out, so I did a little reverse biasing until I was back to center. I left out the belly button and mouth; Pigeon doesn’t miss them at all, and Dot* has enough character without them.

Speaking of Pidge, here she is snuggling with Dot. My baby turned 4 this year!


See this project’s Rav page for more pictures!

*Dot is her name until she receives a new one.


Two FOs are better than one July 7, 2012

Filed under: FO,knitting — Emily @ 8:15 pm
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I didn’t mean to vanish like that, but life keeps intruding into the blogging time.  I did keep knitting, though.  I don’t have a lot to show for it; I was working on a pair of baby pants that just didn’t work out (mainly because I wasn’t going to have enough yarn, but can I be blamed for that?  Yes, yes I can.)  I started them at the end of April, right after Sahara was finished.  I didn’t decide to euthanize them until the second week of May.

I guess I can show you a picture of them.


The idea was cute, right? Oh well.  (You see the needles placed so that I can rip out all the leg above the cuff?  Well, that was just the first time I ripped it out.  It just wasn’t a pleasant project for me.)

But you didn’t come here for dismantled pants, did you. No, the title claims there will be 2 finished objects, and 2 finished objects you shall have!

Pattern: Garter stitch scarf from inside the ball band
Yarn: Yarn Bee Chrysalis in color “Red Rim”
Needles: US 8, but it really doesn’t matter
Started: May 14ish, 2012
Finished: May 24ish, 2012

I had a 40% off coupon to Hobby Lobby.  These novelty yarn scarfs are all out there, so I thought it would be fun.  It was simple and a nice diversion after the failed pants.  I’m not sure that this scarf is for me; it’s kind of screaming “GIVE ME TO YOUR MOTHER!”  I may force it to stay around until Winter, though, to see how it looks with my coat.

Pattern: Duck Feet (free Rav download)
Yarn: Knitpicks Essential in Pumpkin, left over from My Very First Socks Ever
Needles: US 1, 2.5mm
Started: May 25ish, 2012
Finished: June 21st, 2012

These are hard to photograph without a baby to put their feet in them.  Sleeping Beauty tried her best, but her feet are too small and dainty.


I hope the recipient in Germany likes them – baby is due this month, and finally today I got everything all boxed up and ready to ship.  If baby doesn’t wait until the box arrives, all will be well.  Most of the package is more suited for the fall; there won’t be anything he will outgrow before it arrives.