Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Shelton, Hamilton's Little Brother

Meet Shelton! Shelton is a little piglet who loves to have lots of fun. Right now he lives on a big farm in western Massachusetts with his Mommy and Daddy. He also has lots of friends, including Henry the sheep, Bonnie the cow, and Franny the French Hen. (Franny has a visa right now but is working on getting her American green card.)

While on the farm, Shelton has many responsibilities, including cleaning the pig pen, washing the trow, and managing the piglet soccer team. In his spare time, Shelton enjoys going to the movies with his friends, reading horror novels, and drawing cartoons.

When Shelton grows up, he hopes that he can be a superhero journalist and write about all his brother's and other superhero's adventures. His role models include April O'Neill, anchor for Channel 6 news and friend to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Perry White, editor in chief for The Daily Planet, famous home of none other than Superman himself.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Hamilton's Cape

After much begging and pleading on the part of Hamilton, I have agreed to make him a cape. Hamilton said that he cannot be a proper superhero without some form of superhero identification. After much discussion on what we would use for colors and a logo, Hamilton said that he would like it to be blue because blue represents loyalty, truth, and harmony. We agreed together to put a big H on the back to represent his name in the hope that people will remember him and his good deeds.

The process of making the cape was diagraming the H on a piece of graph paper. One box on the graph paper represents one stitch in cream colored yarn. The surrounding yarn is knit in denim blue. Instead of binding off the yarn, I decided to pull the tail of the yarn through the stitches in the interest in giving it a more draw-string type shape similar to to many superhero capes that we know.

Hamilton is very excited about his new cape and he hope that you enjoy it as much he does.                                                                                                                                                                

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Hamilton Super Hero Pig

Meet Hamilton, the Super Hero Pig! Despite his somewhat calm and quiet appearance, this masked marauder is actually super fast, quiet as a mouse, and has the strength of an ox. He loves saving maidens in distress, freeing innocent victims from harm, and pursuing dark and sinister villains.

Right now Hamilton is visiting the city of New York, where he hopes to meet lots of other superheros, including Spiderman, Batman, and of course the ever popular X-men.

Hamilton also enjoys making new friends, playing Monopoly, as well as reading mystery novels and cooking his ever favorite food, Shepherd's Pie. Hamilton hopes you will visit him at http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=41002035 and that you have a great day!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Amigurumi Kitty Cat!

Meet Midnight! He is a very special and new amigurumi Kitty Cat and he would like to say hello! Midnight is very excited to join all of the other little amigurumi creatures at flowergurlcrafts and he hopes that he can be your friend too! Midnight is crocheted from cotton acrylic blend yarn and his eyes and nose are made from baked polymer clay. He enjoys chatting with the other amigurumi creatures in the shop as well as purring, taking long catnaps on the terrace, listing to oldies on the radio, and playing the guitar. (Midnight wants you to know that despite preconceived notions that cats don't play the guitar, he thinks that he is very good.) To learn more about Midnight, Midnight suggests that you visit him at the shop by following this link. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=40874373
Midnight says it is nice to meet you and he hopes that you can talk again soon.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Heart Wrist Warmers

So this is my first experiment in intarsia knitting, or the practice of creating pictures in your knitted work. I mapped out the heart stitches on graph paper so that one square equals one red stitch. The cream colored background is knit in a ribbed stitch so that it is stretchable. The white yarn is wool acrylic blend of which I am a big fan, mainly because it is washable, warm, and not itchy. My wrist warmers are 3.5" high and 3.25" across and stretchy but also retain their shape. Let me know what you think or check out more photos at http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=40322591! Cheers :)

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