Monday, April 07, 2008

I Can't Win!

So I have been wanting to try to crochet some amigurumi animals. I knit a lot of toys, but I feel that the texture of the crochet would lend a totally different spin to things. So I bought the "Tikki Tiger" pattern from Simple Arts Planet and got to work. I decided if I had any hopes of the Squid liking this toy (unlike every toy I've knit for her) it had to be pink. So I set out to make a pink cat.

If I were to do it all over again (and I will!) I would not use the plastic nose. I would embroider it. It's just too much plastic on such a small face, I think. Well, my girl came home, picked it up, smiled and said "Pink's not my favorite color any more."

And seriously? I am so happy to end this year-long reign of pink that I was thrilled and thought nothing of the cat. Or the nearly complete Surprise Jacket.

The new favorite color is "light light light light light light light light light green." Which is fine, because I have yarn just that color, with matching alien in a UFO button. All set to become a Bog Jacket. Take that, favorite color change! You can't defeat my stash!

The Good News is that the Mole adores the little pink kitty. Whew.

In other news, I have an ongoing parade of UFOs myself. The aforementioned Surprise Jacket, of course, and two pairs of unphotographed socks. I also have an unphotographed baby sweater for a baby already born. Just needs sleeves and a button band.

I've been working on Stephanie Japel's Alexandra. Since the last sweater I made for myself ended up being enormous, I'm knitting this one small. I've changed the gauge and the yarn and I'm knitting the front in stockinette instead of garter. It fits, ahem, snugly, right now. So snugly that I'm skipping the shaping.

I really like it. I like the yarn, Henry's Attic Alpine Cotton. I knit and blocked a swatch so I'm thinking I know what's going to happen to the sizing of this sweater. but you know. I worry anyway.

I've also got the crown of a Matilda on the needles for a friend. Too bad it's spring already. The color is still springy, though, so if I get cracking it might not be useless until next year. My how I love that Peace Fleece. I just adore everything about it. I keep dreaming about how many things I'm going to make for myself next winter from Peace Fleece.


Blogger Mandy said...

A change of favorite color? Interesting. Good job tackling some unfinished knits. I should probably be doing the same thing...

2:40 PM  
Blogger sue said...

Pink was my daughter's favourite for about 4 years, and now it is blue which makes a nice change. I love the pink kitty, so cute. You are very good working on all your different knits.

6:20 PM  
Blogger gleek said...

very very cute cat! funny how kids tastes can change so quick :) but it sounds like a change for the better!

7:39 PM  
Blogger Pamelamama said...

can't wait to see how that cloche works out. Kitty is darling.


9:56 PM  
Blogger The A.D.D. Knitter said...

Ok the green of your Matilda is killing me!!

7:16 AM  
Blogger Ann said...

Out with the pink! In with the light, light, etc. green! You must have a carbon copy of my daughter!

2:07 PM  
Blogger Sereknitty said...

You WIP's are beautiful! I especially love the cable in your SJ sweater, but that green hat is absolutely yummy!

1:24 PM  
Blogger tiennieknits said...

What great projects! My kids constantly change their fav color/animals/mind. Ack. Oh well, guess that's part of the joy of being kids, huh?

4:49 PM  
Blogger Ilix said...

Awesome pink kitty! You are so flexible! What a great Mom!

12:53 AM  
Blogger Dorothy said...

Funny how their favourite colours always seem to change in the middle of our projects. Sigh. Purple is the new pink in our house.

9:26 PM  
Blogger Aimes said...

oh my, that's is such a cute cat!! wow.. cuteness, never wanted to knit stuff animals.. until i saw your cat!!

12:57 AM  
Blogger Ashley said...

hi marnie! wondering if you are going to publish the maternity sweater pattern?

10:24 PM  
Blogger Romi said...

I *love* the kitty!

1:00 AM  
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Blogger aGibson said...

I love the kitty. And I also adore peace fleece. It makes the best soakers - so soft and yummy, but bulletproof.

1:08 PM  

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