Friday, February 23, 2007

WIP Friday - 23 February

OK - technically, these two little girls are finished, but since they are what I have been working on, I thought I'd put them up here for WIP Friday...



These were made for a brand new baby up in Chicago (C) and her big sister (J). It's hard to tell from the way that I shot this photo, but the J bear is a little bit bigger than C.
J is three, and I thought that it must be hard to stand by and watch while the baby gets all kinds of goodies. So - she gets a bear of her own.

And just in case you were wondering, I don't have that many fabulous knitting books (or a fabulous green bookcase, either.) I took the girls with me to my favorite yarn store, Knitch. Which is where the yarn for them came from. (So it was like visiting their birthplace! Hee!) (I swear, I'm such a geek...)
I do not have adequate words to describe how fab the store is, or how lovely the people there are - but the fact that they let me come in and pose some toys, and then let me hang out there and knit for a pleasant hour or so? Well, that should say it all right there. I do so love that store...

In somewhat related news - I realized that BabyHenry's birthday was yesterday...

Many of you may not know BabyHenry - but really, he's kind of the one who was the impetus for Bad Fortune Cookie. I'm not sure if he should be thanked, or cursed for that...
At any rate, he will always hold a soft spot in my heart.

Happy Birthday, BabyHenry...

Happy Birthday, BabyHenry...*




*I can't decide why BabyHenry looks so uncomfortable in this photo. Maybe because the girls are so much younger than he? Or maybe he's feeling self-conscious about his limbless state....

10 comments:

laeroport said...

Happy Birthday Baby Henry! And the girls are adorable. And thanks for explaining the photo styling. I wondered why you had multiple copies of the same book!
Happy Weekend!

shizzknits said...

Those are some adorable knitted bears!

jen said...

i like their bellies!!
why am i like the only person on the PLANET that couldn't get a copy of that jess hutenson (sp) book?
it's like toture or something.

anyways totally cute.

3 to get ready said...

Cute, cute, cute!! The girls will LOVE them!

autum said...

Happpy Birthday Baby Henry!!! I think he should be thanked. So thank you Baby Henry. Thank you and Happy Birthday!!
His girlfriends are a couple of cuties.

Debbie said...

I thought that bookself looked very familar! Knitch does Rock

The bears look great.

Katkat said...

I love the nose on the J bear.

Rohanknitter said...

Baby Henry looks exactly like my 12 year old would if posed between two very cute girls in pink. ;) (he's no luv dawg, that's for sure)

MéLisa said...

I am so glad that you cleared up where the photo was taken because my first thought was how cute are those little girls!? Then wow LLA has a bunch of knitting books, wait why does she have multiples of the same books???

I think that Baby Henry look like that because like all men, they think they want more than one woman but if they ever really got more than one they wouldn’t know what to do with em! Hahahaha!

beki said...

My first thought when looking at the to picture was "is she taking that picture in a book store??" becaue nosey me was trying to read the titles of those books.