Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Animals in Hibernation

Yes for the rest of the year my little animals are going in to hibernation. I have made 19 different animals in less than 2 months. I have also just about run out of sock yarn scraps to make them out of(I make something out of the skein of yarn . . . socks, fingerless gloves, ect before I make any animals) I am going to try to make a few projects over the next 2 weeks so that I have scrap yarn to make the animals in the New Year. So until then, Happy Holidays!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Holiday Penguin

It is that time of year when everyone is going a little nuts with all of the things they have to do with the holidays. So I made a little holiday penguin. It started out just being a regular penguin but, I decided at knit-in that although the penguin is very cute plain, he needed a Santa hat. After I made the Santa hat I was told that he also needed a scarf(thanks guys!).

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Young Lion and a Mighty Dragon

Have I mentioned yet that I hate sewing the legs on my little animals? Thank goodness for knit-ins or I would probably have a bunch of legless animals and very few completed ones! My lion was one of the animals that was done in 2 days but it took a week for me to sew on the legs.

The lion is a teenage male lion(his mane is starting to come in but only a little). Think Simba at the end of
Hakuna Matata.

This dragon is a friend for Champy. I was going to make a Nessie but since she will be the same pattern as Champy I decided to make a different friend for Champy. I love my dragon and her wings were a lot of fun to figure out!(I learned how to do the picot bindoff)

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Hummingbird with a few Turtles

One of the people from the knit-in last week (I think it was Sally) thought that I should make a hummingbird. So when I had time on Monday I looked on to see what hummingbirds looked liked. I liked the looks of the Swallow-tailed Hummingbird. So that is what mine is based on.

Turtles are my favorite animal (I have had a pet Turtle named Fred for 18 and a half years) Although my turtle is a red-eared slider, I decided to make a generic turtle(tortoise?) each have a different colored shell. This is a great way for me to use up my scraps of yarn from the other animals. Each shell takes about 2-3 yards of yarn!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Curious Squirrel

I finished the squirrel last week. However the day after I finished I learned how to spin on a very tiny spindle and have been having so much fun spinning that the little animals have been neglected. As with any squirrel, this one is very curious and is always looking for food. He was kind of annoyed that the penny was not edible!

Also I have put my first pattern up on Ravelry today! It is the seal pattern and can be downloaded here: Sassy Seal