Month: June 2010

Haruni in action

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Here’s one pic of my latest lace creation, the Haruni, being worn. Click the picture to see more images on my flickr account. My hubby snapped a few shots for me 🙂 Can you tell that I’m about half way in to baking a bun in my oven?? It is going by so fast this time!

Stay tuned for upcoming picks of the monster family. I finished the mommy and baby monster and started the kid monster, but it is turning out a little too big. So, my son told me to turn it into a Grammy monster… So that’s what I’m going to do. A little extra knitting is no problem right? It will actually complete our household if I make a Grammy one too. I figure these monsters will be good role playing toys for him to prep him for a sibling.

Anyhow, off to bed for me. I’m writing this blog with my hubby’s shiny new iPad that I got him for fathers day. It’s a fun toy, but I don’t think I will use it for future posts… Too hard to get all the links I want and I also can’t use all of bloggers compose features and a little hard to type with. Good nite all & happy dads day!

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Finished my first lace shawl!

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I finally finished my first lace shawl!  This is the Haruni pattern.  See this post for more details on the pattern and yarn used.  It was a fun project.  I’ve done one or two lace projects before and expected that this would be very difficult, but it actaully not bad at all as long as I had stitch markers, highlighter tape, and the pattern that had both charts and written out instructions!

Here are some more pics…

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I’ll have to get my hubby to take some better photos, but that’s all for now.  I’m sick with a bad cold and despite my throbbing headache last night I had to weave in the ends and block it.  It was dry by this morning and I really love how it turned out. 

Zombie BBQ!

Zombie BBQ

I’m itching to start knitting for this little baby that I am growing, but I don’t find out the gender until next week!  So, until then, I will work on a little monster for my little 3 1/2 year old monster.  I found this perfect colorway by Lorna’s Laces called Zombie BBQ – how appropriate!  AND it’s superwash which is a great feature to have for a stuffed animal.  I am a big fan of Loran’s Laces. I used their Greenline yarn for my Vine Yoke Cardigan and it was dreamy to work with… the only down side is that it’s a tad expensive at ~$20 a skein.  What can I say?  I’m a yarn snob.

I’m going to make a mommy, daddy, baby and kid monster – and I won’t be using Lorna’s Laces for all of those… we’d be looking at a $100 set of monster toys here! 

Here’s the picture of the mommy and baby pattern by Rebecca Danger.  How freaking cute is that!!  She has a really cute funky style to her stuffed animals, I really love them.  I hope he likes them too.

Daphne and Delilah Pair #4