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11.19.2005

Skull Baby Sweater

Finally, I can post photos of the top secret baby project! It was one of the funnest things I've ever knit. I really want to make a grown-up sized one for myself. And on to the photos:

baby skull sweater

And a close-up of the skull & crossbones:

skull baby 2

Finally, as modeled by my bear friend:

baby skull 3


yarn: Brown Sheep Co. Cotton Fleece (80% pima cotton, 20% merino wool)
pattern: Knitty's Daisy, plus skull chart from Stitch 'n' Bitch Nation
notes: more later when I am not so sleepy...

11.04.2005

Stuffed Knitty Kitty Cat.

Wow, yeah. This whole grad school thing is really interrupting my knitting time. The only thing I've finished recently is a twee little stuffed kitty for my friend's birthday, way back in Oct. Feast your eyes:





And one more of my real kitty and her new pal:




Pattern can be found right here.

yarn: Plymouth Encore worsted (75% acrylic, 25% wool) and a bit of Bernat Cotton Tots for the white and pink bits.

needles: plastic Lion Brand DPNs, size 5

notes: This was a quick and fun knit. I modified the pattern a bit to use DPN's for the torso and head, instead of knitting them flat because seams are my enemy. My friend liked it a lot!

pattern: Hello Kitty Knitting Pattern