Hi all. I haven't fallen off the edge — yet. Here are two samples of my newest creations. The sock monkey, well, just because it is a sock monkey, eh? I made the bear after a "dare" from one of my friends who lives in the Rockies to make a bear one. These are way too much fun to make. I do the ears by picking up the stitches from the body, knitting in the round and decreasingto end up with 6 sts. I think I am going to branch out into beer cozies next. Btw, these work great on iced-tea glasses!
These are very cute, and useful too! Hmmm, a beer cozy sounds like a good idea right about now with all the heat. I wish I were in the Canadian Rockies right about now. It's been way too long since we were there. One of my DH's favorite places to go.
For beer cozies: With scrap ww acrylic CO 32 on #4US dbl-pt. K one row, purl the next (to prevent curling). Knit to you heart's content. BO in purl. For the coffee cup version (or slanted iced-tea glasses), increase 4sts on row 11ish. To make ears, pu 9sts (=18sts) and knit in the round (on two needles, yes you can) for 4rows. Then decrease every row: ssk on the right side and k2tog on the left, until there are 3+3 sts left. For pointier ears start the decrease earlier and to a dbl dec for the last row (=2sts left). The mouth is CO 10, P first row, inc one on each side on every row until 16sts, P across, dec 1 on each side every row unitl 10st, BO in knit (on the WS). For the bear muzzle, I increased every other ro unitl 14st and decreased every other row to make it more roundish. If anyone wants my notes for the sock-monkey, email me. These would be great made in WotA or Comfy!
♥L who thinks making these in team colours would work, with different striping, or initials, or swedish lovikka crisscross...