Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Fluffy



Since this blog is about, ostensibly, getting back into a more creative frame of mind/way of life - and since I am still waiting on finishing supplies to finish my Jess Hutchison creations, I thought I would backtrack and introduce Fluffy.

Fluffy is the first (and only) toy that I have ever made. He's a few years old now (3? 4????) I was pretty darn proud of him, and I am still awfully fond of him. I had such fun making him that I have made him a few siblings over the years and donated them to be sold at a fundraising auction for my son's school. Sock Monkeys are never a huge cash cow, but they are consistently popular.

Fluffy used to have a little felt vest - nothing fancy, just a small piece of cheap red felt with two ovals cut out for his armholes. But over the years, whereas Fluffy has survived some tough loving at the hands of Scheck, the little red vest is pretty much toast. So, I'm going to try to make him a new vest. With a twist....

I am really enjoying working with the Lamb's Pride from Brown Sheep (85% wool / 15% angora) and I have read that it felts well. And, there is this really good article from Knitty about felting (which, if you read it, explains that what I am attempting to do is called "fulling", but whatever...)

So...I've decided that I am going to knit him a new vest, and felt/full/whatever it in the washer and see if he can't be spiffed up a little bit. I mean, four years is a long time to only have one vest...

I'll keep you posted.

2 comments:

The Caretaker said...

There are some real knitting addict/bloggers here, in case you haven't already discovered them. Y'all should meet! http://www.burningpaper.net/index.php/archives/2006/01/26/cant-wait-to-be-done/

LLA said...

I have stumbled across a ton of knitty/crafty bloggers, but had not found burningpaper.net - thanks for the intro!