I finally finished the “Fightin’ Words” gloves. Davey has claimed them, and he likes them lots.
They turned out really nice. I have enough yarn left over to even make another pair. I may do that at some point.
For now though, I have started this:
These are just some of the many pieces I need for a little stuffed toy I am going to make. It’s going to be a little bear who is knitting. Such a neat pattern by Alan Dart. He does such neat detailed patterns of little stuffed guys. I bought this pattern several years ago, and am now working on it as part of my mission to do projects I started or meant to start a long time ago!
The knitting part is the easy part however, What gets slow and tricky is putting it altogether. If I am not careful, my little mouse will look very goofy. For example, I finished a little bunny right before Easter.
I didn’t take the time and care that I should have to put him together. That’s really important on these little guys. The more pieces there are, the more I really have to go slow and carefully. Otherwise the result is like little “Odd Bunny” here.
Back to it. I am hoping for some nice knitting outside this evening. It’s been beautiful here the past few days!
Started Sock Pattern #2 in The Joy of Sox – “Two to Tango”. I am totally addicted. I did not want to put these down, but I am down to the wire now on my secret (gift) projects. I really like fair isle, but I am pretty new to it. I have never done it in a sock. I have had tension problems when I tried it once with a mitten, so now I am really focusing on “keeping it loose and relaxed”. This seems to be working. I am using the technique where you have one color in your left hand and one in your right. So I guess I am knitting Continental style from the left, and English from the right. Talk about making a person feel like a real knitter!
First though, I knitted the cutest fun cuff. It’s got a little ruffle to it.
And now – see the fishies?
This yarn is so soft and squishy too. It’s the Knit Picks Stroll – Tonal. It feels so nice and is awesome to knit with. The colors are just right too. I can’t wait to get back to it today!
Yesterday we had a nice Father’s Day. Davey wanted an entire party. We went to Walmart, and he wanted balloons, streamers, cups, decorations, and games. We settled for a small cake, candle and singing “Happy Father’s Day to you”. This made him very happy – oh and David too!
And finally. Yesterday David overheard Davey talking to our little Daisy girl. She’s an older girl who we adopted a few years ago. So Davey was sitting with her saying: “We love you sooooo much. You are a precious girl. You love wagging your tail and eating food and drinking water.” Sweet boy.