Monday, January 31, 2011
A fan of Alec's commissioned me to make a plush of his dog Bella as a gift for his wife. This is the result, I also put a couple more photos in flickr. This is my first time creating a likeness of a real animal. It was a bit of challenge trying to retain the essence of the real dog while still turning it into a cartoony stuffed animal. The finished version is pretty big: 18 inches high by 21 inches long nose to tail.
Friday, January 28, 2011
I finished this scarf in February of 2010, but since I moved from the mild non-existent winters of Oakland to the very real winters of Vermont I'm finally wearing it. I did a circular knit so that the stockinette stitch wouldn't curl, time consuming but extra warm. I mixed one real element Cl (Chlorine) with some fake ones to spell my name on the opposite side of the DNA pattern. I love being able to knit any design into it, but this style just takes way too long to make so I won't be making a scarf like this again for a long time.