Tag: Knitting

I went and knit for me:

Captain Ameowica!

Ok, Captain America from the Avengers, but as a kitty-cat! And…

Iron Mew!

Ok, Iron Man this time.

Close up of Captain Ameowica:

Phil Pawson wanted to shake paws with his hero.

Close ups of Iron Mew:

 

And a group photo!

One big happy knitted pile of plushies!

Hope you enjoyed the chaos!

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For the Age of Ultron movie to be released, I went and knit for me:

Thor, God of Thun-purr…

And the necessary tummy shot:

Cute, isn’t he? Oh, and I couldn’t resist having the Asgardians play together.

Thor is cheating by pulling LoKittys tail though. Tut-tut, will have to get the spray bottle out…

Oh, and copied and pasted from yesterdays entry:

Thats all for now – again, just a quickie post. No news, as it was just work today, and no wool count as I haven’t finished or gained any balls of wool…

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For the Age of Ultron movie to be released, I went and knit for me:

LoKitty!

Its Loki, from The Avengers – I cant decide if the best part of this is the cape, or the helmet…

Thats all for now – again, just a quickie post. No news, as it was just work today, and no wool count as I haven’t finished or gained any balls of wool…

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For the Age of Ultron movie to be released, I went and knit for me:

Cat Hulk!

Something simple for Monday. Its the cat version of Hulk, and the fifth knitted Catvenger!

Thats all for now – just a quickie post. No news, as it was just work today, and no wool count as I haven’t finished or gained any balls of wool since yesterday.

Till tomorrow!

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For the Age of Ultron movie to be released, I went and knit for me:

Cat Widow!

(Black Widow from the Avengers)

And…

Cat Eye!

(Hawk Eye from the Avengers)

Cat Eye tummy shot!

So thats four done, five to go! This pair were the easiest so far – knit entirely in black with a few details sewn into their wooly bodies, or in the case of Cat Widows hair, a latch hook…

News for today? Not a lot again, some of my family was this way so I met them for lunch and caught up on all the current gossip. Did use up a ball of wool though!

Wool Count down:
Starting total (28Feb15) – 747 balls
Extra stash found – 10 balls (so far)
Wool used – 33 (Yeah!)
Wool given – 3
Wool bought – 1

Total – 728

Check in tomorrow and see who gets made on the fourth day of waiting!

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For the Age of Ultron movie to be released, I went and knit for me:

Phil Pawson!

Ok, its Phil Coulson from The Avengers and Agents of Shield.

But as a cat!

And here he is hanging with his boss, Nick Furry!

Second kitty from that T-shirt of Engels, and not only does he think they’re awesome, Felix is having a ball with them as well. They happen to be the perfect size and weight for her to launch across the room…

Nothing to report really since yesterday – the weather here has been lovely, so I took Felix to feed the ducks. Actually, I have a story to tell about that.

Felix: Duck! Duck!

Me: Yes, ducks! Lots of ducks!

Felix: Nom Nom!

Me: Yes, you’re feeding the ducks, the ducks are going nom nom.

Felix: No! Ducks Nom Nom. Ducks Yum Yum!

Shes definitely mine and Engels daughter.

Enough cute kiddy stories, wool count! Managed to use one ball today so…

Wool Count down:
Starting total (28Feb15) – 747 balls
Extra stash found – 10 balls (so far)
Wool used – 32 (Yeah!)
Wool given – 3
Wool bought – 1

Total – 729

Check in tomorrow and see who gets made on the third day of waiting!

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For the Age of Ultron movie to be released, I went and knit for me:

Nick Furry!

Ok, its Nick Fury from the Avengers, as a cat (Catvengers!)

Isn’t he cute with his little eye patch?

Engel received a Catvengers t-shirt ages ago, and its something he kept asking for. So he’s getting the set. Thats only 9 kitties…

Onto actual news, been a manic fortnight (hence the lack of a post last weekend) but its all work stuff an then catching up on chores and family time.

But you’re all more interested in the wool stash, right? 5 used this fortnight, and I may have ‘accidentally’ bought one…

Wool Count down:
Starting total (28Feb15) – 747 balls
Extra stash found – 10 balls (so far)
Wool used – 31 (Yeah!)
Wool given – 3
Wool bought – 1

Total – 730

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Mission Objective complete.

Final package dropped off in Liverpool.

Business concluded.

Engel had far too much fun with the insinuations of this ‘business’ and ‘package’. On Friday I had, in fact, dropped off the last of my largest commission undertaken. A friend is getting married soon and, instead of flowers, she wanted a knitted bear and liger on each table, each toy being about a foot long. For eight tables.

I’ll admit I was a tiny bit tired of this by the eight pair!

But, none the less, here are the little guys:

The bear is based on ‘Brown Bear’ by Sally Muir and Joanna Osborne from ‘Knit your own zoo’

And the Liger is based on ‘Tabby Cat Prowling’ by Sally Muir and Joanna Osborne from ‘Best in show: Knit your own cat’

As an amusing aside, I originally decided to knit the bears out of  a fuzzy wool, and using the pattern ‘Grizzly Bear’ by Kath Dalmeny from ‘Knitted World of Toys’

Lets just say fuzzy wool isn’t so good at holding its shape. At all.

I did get a cute guinea pig though!

Not much else to say other than a pleasant Easter was had by all. Oh, and lastly, 2 balls of wool this week.

Wool Count down:
Starting total (28Feb15) – 747 balls
Extra stash found – 10 balls (so far)
Wool used – 26 (Yeah!)
Wool given – 3
Total – 734

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In knitting terms, its Easter – always have to start these things early!

So, what have I been making for Easter?

Cute, aren’t they? Also, super simple. Its a free online pattern by Lebinslustiger.

Essentially you knit a square, do some crafty sewing, add a pom pom and voila! Adorable bunny! I’ve knitted a bunch of squares and taken them to work, asking if people want a knitted Easter bunny, with a little twist – they do the sewing themselves.

It worries me how many people simply go ‘I cant do that’ and honestly believe they cant. Ok, only one of the ‘bunnies’ made at work looks like mine above, but they do all look like rabbits!

Slightly misshapen, lumpy rabbits, but rabbits!

Have a few more (hilarious) lunches to go and see how many more people I can convince to try…

My other Easter like knit?

This cutie. Another free pattern, this one by LionBrand.

Felix got an Ikea barnyard with animals. Its adorable, but it didn’t have a sheep! I couldn’t have that, so this little guy is now with the rest of her set. Hmm. What other animals should she have?

This week I used just the one ball, I’ve been distracted sewing bunnies. I was also kindly given three balls! I love getting wool as a gift, especially when its random, ‘saw this and thought of you’ gifts. Full wool count summary below!

Wool Count down:
Starting total (28Feb15) – 747 balls
Extra stash found – 10 balls (so far)
Wool used – 24 (Yeah!)
Wool given – 3
Total – 736

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Anyone remember this? Was my header for the very first incarnation of the foxymitts website, when it was on blogspot nearly nine years ago!

Was beginning the painfully slow process of updating my Ravelry account, and procrastinated by browsing through the old project photos and found this one. Realised I’d never posted the pattern online before either!

So thats been rectified – you can find it in the free patterns section!

Onto other news, how did I use so much wool last week? By knitting these:

Pom Pom cuddle blanket

Its a Free Ravelry Download by Lindsay Oliver. Its super sweet and super quick! Which is good, as I made two. Then two half versions (so triangles) as impromptu gifts. Well received ones mind!

Just a short post today, Felix is trying to shove an Octonaut into my ear as I type!

Oh, wool count, 737 is now 734!

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