Thursday, June 21, 2007
Cue the Tarzan calls! We've got a crazy new Hob here, swinging through the marigolds!!
But it's a nice Hob too. Can be sweet and tranquil too, sitting among the flowers.
Details: I knit up this little fellow with Debbie Bliss cashmerino aran, in a deep, saturated red. It took me a while to figure out the hair -- first I was going to do some beads but was told it might choke the baby it's intended for. Next I tried some black mohair, but it looked kind of devilish! Finally I used a bit of DK merino that I'd dyed with marigolds, and it makes for a fun and colorful creature.
I also managed to finish up the body of the Tuscan terracotta sweater. I fully intend to knit up the sleeves at some point, but I might leave that until the autumn. I think I could get some wear out of it this summer with short sleeves...
Labels: Finished Objects