Wednesday, August 17, 2011

feet eaters!!!

They're finished! Meet the Feet Eaters, a pattern from Anna Hrachovec's Knitting Mochimochi book.
I was so ecstatic last night when I completed the last step, the eyes, which I chose to stitch on a little lower and more toward the edges, that I danced around my studio, laughing insanely! I LOVE them. They are warm, but not too hot. They are soft, but not to slippery. Most importantly, they are crazy cute!
Knitting Mochimochi is a really fun book, I would totally recommend it. I want to make the Pigs with Wigs pattern and the Human Beans and the Confused Moose patterns too. The patterns do require a knowledge of basic and intermediate knitting skills, but the book does a good job of explaining the kinds of techniques used in its patterns. There is also a handy How-To section on the website with more pictures and explanations. I personally had never used DPN's (Double Pointed Needles) before this pattern, but hey, you gotta learn somewhere, right. So I just dove right in. I totally messed up my first head, knitting the entire thing before I realized I had misread the pattern. And although it's hard to tell, one of them is smaller than the other because I let too much time pass in between finishing one sole and starting the other sole, and my tension was totally off. Oh well, though, that's what I say! They are just perfect anyway.
The yarns I used are... Lily Sugar-n-Cream in Rose Pink and White, Knit Picks Comfy Worsted in Lilac and Black. But you can use any colors you like!

Anna has another book that I'd really like to get too called Teeny Tiny Mochimochi. Teeny tiny?!! Whaaaa? Yup, I gotta get that one too. Can't you just see me... all surrounded by teeny tiny cuteness... Squeee!

p.s. Sorry for the blown out whites. There isn't a room in this house with good lighting—meh.


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HI! Such great work! Is there anything you can't do?? I love it.

hanasaurusrex said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@stephanie joy awww! thanks stephanie :D and omgosh there is plenty i can't do! play guitar, lose 5 lbs., wake up early... i'm working on the 5 lbs tho ;)

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Cuteeee! I love them!

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