there is a bit of a story that goes along with the title of this entry, but it isn’t really exciting, now that i think about it, so i may just refrain from telling it, haha.
it is wednesday and i am home for the weekend. how cool is that? my friday class got cancelled, so i am home free until monday. whoo-hoo! unfortunately, i have to start my second module accounting class on monday. i really liked this hardly-any-class and very-little-work (aka bunches and bunches of knitting and home time) thing. alas, all good things must come to an end, right?
i am getting sick. majorly. again. ugh. O_O
i have fall spirit! in a state where the leaves do not change and shorts are still being worn when other places are getting snow, i still have a love for the pumpkin. pumpkin pie may not be my favorite, i may not have carved a jack-o-lantern in years, and i can’t say i like pumpkin seeds, BUT knitting a small pumpkin still melts my heart. ^^ especially when it fits in the palm of my hand. and doubly especially when i knit it up in under two hours with yarn i already had. *sigh* too bad i promised it to mom!
yarn: red heart super saver color carrot and patons classic merino wool color chestnut brown
needles: size 6 dpns
size: ~2.5in tall (including stem) x ~3.5in wide
comments: how cuuuute! *pinches pumpkin’s cheeks* hahaha, i really like this one. i was skeptical and all that, but it turned out quite well. ^^
i. hate. spam. just saying. especially on my school email. because i don’t really give that address out. blaaah.
moving on! i’ve been busy on dutchican toys. i now have three done. i just realized how random my toy selection has been… a snake, a ducky, and a kitty. hahaha. i can’t help i like the weird patterns!
yarn: caron simply soft color sage and a bit of pink dmc pearl cotton floss
needles: size 8 dpns (yarn was double-stranded)
size: about a foot tall
modifications: i didn’t add eyes. the eyes in the pictures were the xx (dead) eyes. i didn’t want dead eyes on a baby toy… besides… i’m horrible at embroidering two of anything the same. didn’t want to ruin him!
comments: *hugs* this guy is stuffed pretty firmly, but it makes him a bit poseable and i know the stuffing will settle eventually. i really like him. maybe i’ll make another for myself (or for a friend) some time in the future? we’ll see!
pattern: from unusual toys to knit and enjoy by jess hutchinson
yarn: lion brand wool ease colors white and red speckled and a bit of patons classic merino wool color chestnut brown
needles: size 6 dpns
size: maybe 15 inches long?
modifications: i didn’t use a third color for the head and i embroidered eyes on rather than using plastic safety eyes.
comments: my dad says it doesn’t look like any snake he’s ever seen, that it looks like a candy cane or the cat-in-the-hat hat, but he always bursts my bubbles, so i shouldn’t really listen to his opinion on such matters. i think it’s cute… it’s supposed to be a bit “kiddy,” i mean, it’s for a baby. it was really good car knitting, too. nothing too difficult at all. ^^