hard at work

So I took a hiatus from everything...family, friends, video games, knitting...would've taken a hiatus from work, but that's what was funding my hiatus, soooooooooo....

In any case, I'm not going to bore you with the specifics, but suffice it to say I have not had a fortunate couple of months. I only recently began to feel emotionally/psychologically prepared to emerge from my hermit status. During my semi-seclusion, I did no feel compelled to even LOOK at yarn or needles, let alone use them. So when I finally picked them up, I went fucking crazy. In just a couple of weeks (give or take), I've managed to knit a koala AND a flamingo. I'm proud of them, and I told the patterns to go F themselves with their rigid instruction for color and material usage. Van (the koala) does NOT have mohair anywhere on him and was knit with a delightful blend of alpaca and wool. Flip (the flamingo) doesn't have pink legs (ugh) or black legs. Instead, I used a double-strand (one black, one pink) on the legs and it looks PERFECT. Plus, I added a nice, silly tongue sticking out of his bill. He's sassy like that.

I'm working on a pair of geckos at this point. One orangey one and another brown and speckled one to represent my partner and I. He's a Ginger (as they say), and I'm a brunette, so you can guess which is representative of each of us.

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Mnjack's picture

I love your animals. Where did you get the pattern ? Very nice work and love the colors and yarn used.

YugiDean's picture

They are all Fiber Trends patterns. They have some really great felted animal patterns. After the geckos, I'm planning on doing an Alpaca with alpaca yarn. LOL http://www.fibertrends.com/viewer/V7_toys.html

"Men can starve from a lack of self-realization as much as they can from a lack of bread." --Richard Wright


crmartin's picture

Those are adorable! Hope you're feeling better and welcome back.



MMario's picture

I told the patterns to go F themselves with their rigid instruction for color and material usage.

Getting beyond the "I must do exactly as the pattern dictates" stage is a major leap. Congratulations!

Flip and Van look like great additions to your personal kjntted zoo. Can't wait to see the geckos.

MMario - I'm not divorced from reality - we're having a trial separation

scubasinger's picture

Good to see you back!!


rjcb3's picture

I SO know what you're talking about.

Work has pretty much kept me out of everything lately, 'cept for knitting. I don't have the resolve to *not* look at or think of, etc. etc. etc.

I love your work, though; they're so adore-able!


grandfatherknits's picture

I think the koala in the tree is my favorite, but they are all great.
Do we have a new acronym? FTP instead of FTW?