Friday, December 30, 2011

Week 49: Aren't you a little short for a stormtrooper?

Baby Violet, watching video of herself in her new hat.

 I wish I had a dress like this; complete with frilly skirt, velour top, and feather cuffs.
 Oh, and a pink and brown polka dot ribbon around the waist. So, so cute.
Squeaker and Violet, creating beautiful art together!

Have a wonderful and safe holiday!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Week 49: The nerdiest thing I've ever made.

By nerdy, I mean totally, completely, awesomely awesome. That's right. I totally just rocked out an original Star Wars hat. Let's look at them side by side.
The original:

Dude. It is awesome. Oh, yes, I said dude. And I meant it. Squeaker is so excited about it, he's going to call his agent on his new Christmas cell phone.

 Oooooh! I am so excited about this hat! It is for baby Violet, of giraffe hat fame. Her parents, specifically her dad, are big sci-fi geeks, much like JM and myself, and they are going to love this hat. I seriously considered making a matching adult sized one for baby V's dad, but that will have to wait until another holiday. Or maybe I'll try to make him a Darth Vader hat?  Hmmm. I'll have to ponder that idea.

I hope you and yours had a wonderful holiday! 

 We don't need to see his identification....These aren't the droids we're looking for....You can go about your business....Move along....move along....

The pattern, 'cause you know you need it:

 Take care,

Friday, December 23, 2011

Week 48: If you give a moose a muffin.....

He'll make a giant freakin' mess. Squeaker actually has muffin in his double chin, hair, and ears.
He thoroughly enjoyed himself however. I have to defend myself a little here, since half the picture of late are of Squeaker eating muffins. They are healthy muffins at least. These are kale and carrot. C'mon. Delicious and nutritious! And he eats them like they are going out of style.

Look at those antlers! This hat is so perfectly winter-y.  I am calling it a moose, but it could probably pass as a reindeer too. 

 I was really pleased by how well the antlers stood up on their own. I did put in a tiny bit of stuffing and stitched them really firmly to the hat to help keep them standing upright. The antlers do "wave" a bit when Squeaks is walking around, but it only adds to the adorability.   This hat is for a co-worker. Her daughter is about 2 months younger than Squeaker, but outweighs him by a solid 5 pounds. They call her their baby moose, which is what gave me the idea for this hat! 
Awww. Makes you melt a little. 
Take care,

PS The pattern link, if you are interested:

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Week 47: Cutie-saurus-rex

I  have had this hat on my list since the beginning of this project. Squeaker has a little friend who loves dinosaurs--or rather her parents do. They really want Cora to grow up to be a paleontologist. What 3 year old even knows that word?  Okay, I guess any kid who listens to They Might Be Giants knows that word....Totally one of my favorite kids' songs:

Sorry, my love for They Might Be Giants is just a side note. Back to the hat. Super cute, adorable in pink, and not hard. It's a regular old hat with some awesome spikes on top.
Oh no! Pinky-saurus is destroying a small village!
Oh! He uprooted an entire tree!

He's obviously a vegetarian pinky-saurus. Just like his mommy. 

One of the fun things about this project is using left over bits of yarn from other projects. The color scheme in this hat may look familiar. Remember the pig hat? So cute. 

Can you believe it? Only 5 hats to go.....

Take care!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Week 46: Santa's trusty little elf.

 Because other than some reliable reindeer and a speedy sled, what does Santa need? That's right, a trustworthy elf who won't eat all the cookies and break all the toys.
 Well, I can't guarantee that Squeaker Elf won't break the toys, and I can promise you he will eat all the cookies, and muffins, and fruit, and anything else that may be lying around. I guess he'd make a terrible elf.
 He will do his best to make up for it with cuteness though.
 See, he's practicing already!
This hat is for the son of a co-worker. She and I were pregnant at the same time and her son is 7 weeks younger than Squeaker.  She wanted something to match his coat and hopefully it fits the bill. It is so stinkin' cute and I am sad to give it away. Maybe it will clash terribly with his coat and I just have to keep it. Darn.

Here's the etsy listing if you are interested:

Stay warm!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Week 45: Milk and cookies please!

Or rather, muffins.

He does appear to have a bowl full of jelly though, nicely hidden under his bib. 
These days it seems to be easiest to take pictures while Squeaks is confined somehow. Throw a muffin and some milk at him and he is no longer interested in pulling the hat off and running around trying to squish the cat.
Super, super cute hat. It turned out to look like an elf-Santa combo hat. 
The little curl at the top was completely a happy accident. I wasn't prepared for it to behave quite like that. Adorable.

Modeling is thirsty work. 

Happy December!

Take care,

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Week 44: It sort of looks like a pine cone.

Kind of. 
 Especially if you squinch your eyes up really tight while you're looking. 
See, if you compare it side by side to a real pine cone, you can totally see the resemblance. 
I do think this is a super cute, very simple hat. It has a nice textured pattern and the wonderful oatmeal-ly color of the yarn carries it off well.  Plus, there are adorable doodlies at the top. 

I hope you all are enjoying a wonderful holiday weekend with your family and friends. Lots of love from my family to yours!
(Dr. Nick, Twiggy, JM, Squeaks, Turtle, and Peanut)
Take care,

Monday, November 21, 2011

Week 43: Gobble Gobble!

Oh, so far behind....I'm better now though. I finally finished and took pictures of the week 43 hat--a turkey!  And not just any old turkey hat, I mean, anyone could do that right? This is a hand-print turkey hat!
You can see it right? It's just like those hand prints you would draw in school and color in.
I love the little detail of the turkey waddle.

I love this one because the turkey feathers make it look like Squeaks has a liberty spike. 

And now, the many faces of Squeaker, the Turkey Boy:

Have a great day!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Week 42: Baby bear, baby bear

Hello all! This is such a darling hat, for such a darling baby. I have a friend who had a baby a few weeks ago. He is their third, and smallest, weighing in at a "tiny" 9 pounds 6 ounces. Yup, he's the tiny one. For beautiful baby E, I knitted a baby bear hat.

Complete with perfect little ears. 
Oh no, it's a ferocious bear at the zoo!

Growl, growl, growl!
Look at those choppers. 

Coming soon.....more from the Northwoods theme!
Take care,

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Week 41: The itsy bitsy spider.

I love Halloween! I had so much fun with this series of hats. I managed to eek in one final "halloweenie" type hat. 
 Although, given the number of spiders that have moved in and taken up residence in the corners of the living room, a spiderweb hat could be appropriate for months to come.
This hat was very easy. It is just a regular grey knit cap, with white stitching put on afterward to mimic the web.
Topped off with a little purple spider. I did cheat and crocheted the spider. What? Can't knitters embellish with some crochet now and then?
If I were to make this hat again, I would chose a different color for the spider. I thought a tiny lilac spider would be so sweet, but it doesn't provide enough contrast against the grey background. Maybe a dark purple? Or standard old black?
Still, it totally looks like a spiderweb! And Squeaker is totally adorable in it!

Coming soon, a baby bear!  Or so I hope....

Take care,