Sunday, March 7, 2010

Look Mom!!! Lookie What I Did!

So, here as promised, the jumbo pug amigurumi pix

My dreams have come true,
Bigger IS better
You CAN have it amigurumi land.

Mr. Pug is amazing and was lovingly received at my friend's 3rd birthday. He was the perfect gift. I dosed him up with lavender essential oil and a bit of patchouli. He was gift wrapped in a handy basket with my fave yellow tissue paper.

We liked hanging out with Mr. Humungous Pug after I finished him. My menfolk thought he was cool and wanted to keep him.

My pug amigurumi design came from my love of the breed. I am in love with pugs. I think pug owners have to be so well acquainted with all of your dog's nooks and crannies it made for good model making. I could make the nose wrinkle a little deeper under the nose for old time's sake. My pug dolls are available for custom order, I make three sizes. Please email me if you would like more information. knitshanknit at comcast dot net

So here is pug kicking it on the photo op couch.......he's loving life!!!

He has a humongous heart!!!

This is a great pic to show you Mr. Pug's girth, a whopping 20 inches tall....don't even get me started on the circumferences of limbs and head! Actually if you would like all of the measurements I can get those to you.

The tail end :o)

Mr Pug watching over the neighborhood...

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Hmmm....I wonder what this is !?!?!?

my first thru 4th attempts...

email me your guesses knitshanknit @ comcast dot net

Wee Bebe Kimono

This is one of my favorite sweaters to knit. It is knit in one piece then folded and sewn. So easy and adorable. I made this one from brown fishermen's wool for my sweet friend's baby. He's due any day.
I am learning to make my own for now I am making crochet or braided ties. Safe for little ones, no choking hazard. The almost spring sunshine made lovely natural light for my photo shoot.

knit for peace...

My new friend Katie has a knitting for peace group. I finally got to join them, after my husband's work schedule changed. I actually couldn't believe I was at last driving to an evening knitting get-to-gether...

A few months ago Katie gave me some of her personal handspun yarn
(click here for Katie's etsy shop) I decided I would knit two adult or youth hats for Take the Next Step Ministry.

When I got to the group, Katie had two big bins of yarn she offered up for charity knitting projects. She had received a grant and had spent it wisely!!! I found an alpaca blend and a red superwash merino for a couple projects. The project I decided I would start that night was a hat for a chinese orphan. It had to have a little acrylic in it to make it easily washable. I passed up a ton of sweet fibers.
This particular orphanage has requested little sweaters for the babies. If you would like to knit along with us lemme know... Katie and her husband are taking the knit goods to the orphanage when they go there to pick up their new daughter in May!!!

The finished alpaca blend hat...cabled and tassled...oh and baby YaYa's orange ball...
Very soft and warm!