My current work in progress:

1. Boxy, designed by Joji Locatelli, knit from Handmaiden Mini Maiden in the "Polar Sea" colorway on U.S. size 4 needles.
2. Myriad stealth projects.

Enough for Now!

Meet Jean-Claude:

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He is Souris’ boyfriend.

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I made him a purple cable-knit sweater. I think he looks very debonair in it!

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And with this I am done (for now) with kitting adorable little critters from Julie Williams’ patterns. That is subject to change at any time, of course.

I have made the August dresses for Dottie and Inga — can’t forget that:

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Now that it is August, I am working on my Camp Loopy project. More on that next time!

Two years ago today, My buddy L-B and I took a road trip to West Virginia and returned with this little guy:

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And here he is today:

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Happy Loki-versary!

Out of Control

That’s me, out of control. Meet Fifi:

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I enjoyed knitting Florian the fox so much I had to make a girl fox. She is a bit larger than Florian because I knit her from aran weight yarn: a leftover partial skein of Rowan Harris Aran, a now-discontinued yarn. It’s a great foxy color, is it not?

That’s not all:

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This is Souris, a sweet little girl mouse. Her dress looks very French, no?

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I can quit any time.

A coworker arranged some of my critters so you could see all their little tails:

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The animals live in my office because Loki does not know the difference between them and cat toys.

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“Who, me?”

Foxy!

You will be relieved to hear, I am sure, that Angelique now has a dress she likes.

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Her lace dress, my own design, with the bodice based on the Seasonal Dresses pattern by Julie Williams, is knit from Dream in Color Smooshy with Cashmere. Angelique feels very elegant in it.

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But that’s not all . . . she has a new friend.

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This is Florian the Fox, knit from Julie Williams adorable pattern.

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I love his bushy tail!

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You may wonder why I am suddenly obsessed with knitting small animals. Several reasons:

  1. Julie Williams’ patterns are brilliant and the resulting animals are adorable.
  2. I can’t start knitting my August Camp Loopy project until August 1 and I don’t want to commit to a large knit right now.
  3. When it is eleventy-billion degrees with 900% humidity outside, knitting on small items seems like a good idea.

What’s not to like?

Loki sez:

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“Meow.”

 

Angelique

Question: what do you do when you have almost full skeins of grey Rowan Kidsilk Haze and Baby Merino Silk DK leftover from knitting a little Loki cat?

Answer: You knit a bunny, of course! Meet Angelique:

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She is called Angelique because she is fuzzy and sophisticated, therefore I think she is French. icon smile Angelique Angelique still needs a dress. Dotty and Inga offered to loan her one of theirs while she is waiting for me to knit her one, but she pitched a fit about “used dresses” and flat out refused. So I have designed something just for her.

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Stay tuned.

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A Little Ragdoll

I got my yarn for my lilac point Ragdoll kitty!

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This is Rowan Kidsilk Haze in the White, and Smoke colorways, to be knitted held together with Rowan Baby Merino Silk DK, in the Snowdrop, Dawn, and Rose colorways. My hope was that the Kidsilk Haze would give my kitty a bit of fluffyness.

Here is the resulting kitty:

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I think he turned out nicely. I went up a needle size to a 3.25mm since I was using a strand of Kidsilk Haze together with the Baby Merino Silk DK. It worked very nicely!

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Craft Festival

Check this out: Annie’s Craft Festival!

Annie’s is the company that has published many, many booklets of great knitting and crochet patterns and I have reviewed and given away a number of them. The festival is not limited to knitting and crochet, but also includes classes in Beading, Cake Decorating, Cross-Stitch & Embroidery, Floral Arranging, Painting, Paper & Card, Quilting, and Sewing categories. It is being held in Fort Wayne Indiana October 30 — November 1. Looking at the list of instructors, I can see that they have some great knitting teachers lined up, so I can only imagine that the teachers for the other crafts are likely great as well. It would be a great trip for someone who is into several of the crafts represented. All the info you need is on the festival website.

Loki Sez:

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I don’t know who this impostor is. He doesn’t look a thing like me!