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Saturday, March 18, 2006

Totoros and other things


I finished two more Totoros. My son felt the old style ears I was making as on the blue Totoro were "devil ears" so I made them a bit more like long cat ears. I only had big eyes for the dust bunny so it always falls down eyes first...Youch!

More pink and red flowers. The weird one in the lovely shade of pink is a flowering banana.








The halter is made from the nice cotton silk from JennieB of Aloha Knitters. My finished Jaywalkers in Lorna's Laces superwash sock yarn fit great. The table cloth was edged on the handy dandy serger with Decor 6 in red. I found the yardage while in the process of packing up my craft room to remodel it into a guest room. Boy those aerial shots make my legs look stumpy.



I thank Chris for showing me how to "throw". I am practicing my two color knitting and as the picture shows learning the tension is going to take a lot of practice. I also have to get to the chapter about how to bridge the long color changes.

11 comments:

Toni said...

Your Totoros remind me of Dogbert! Very cute!

debbie said...

such adorable totoros to have around! and thank you for sharing the beautiful flower blooms - from your yard? your jaywalkers turned out beautiful - mine is on hold for a while, but i do enjoy the pattern....

aija said...

Your totoros are so cute!! I love knit toys :)

candsmom said...

Your Totoros turned out so cute!! I really like their ears- what a big, happy Totoro family! ;-) That halter turned out really nice, too! I think your niece will like it. Your Jaywalkers look fantastic!! I love the colorway and the fit looks awesome. Man, you've sure whipped up a lot this past week! Your colorwork looks great and I'm glad my carpal-tunnel throwing helped. ;-) I'll be hitting you up for picking lessons soon! That fabric works well for a table cloth- you're so crafty. Thanks for the beautiful pink and red pics- how'd you convince the sun to come out on your side of the island? ;-) Take care and have a great weekend, Barb! :-)

renee said...

Oh my GOSH! Those Totoros are ADORABLE!!! I love them. The Jaywalkers are great too - no matter how many pairs I see, I'm still delighted when I see another one....

somebunnysloveDOTcom said...

Love the Totoros! I need to learn how to "throw" my yarn for fair aisling too. :( Another technique I have to add to my list of to-do's...
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kimberly said...

Oh that mitten looks fabulous! Good job on the Jaywalkers, too.

keohinani said...

how delightful those little totoros are! is that a pattern you made up yourself or one that you found somewhere?
there was an interweave mag...i forgot which issue...the one with the waving lace socks? it had all those different ways of knitting and purling in it. i've never been much of a thrower, but knowing how does come in handy when you knit backwards...

Saartje said...

Those Totoros are so sweet! Are they your own design? Very clever!

Stacey said...

Oh my! The Totoros are so cute! You have been busy creating! Wonderful! I love the halter and the socks!

Monica said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog. Your Totoros are so cute! Will you be making the pattern available?