Friday, November 8, 2013

September's Knitting Shenanigans


Dear, dear , dear, all the way back to September, you say!  Yes, that's when these wee lovelies left the needles.  First up, Devilish Dragon by designer, Alan Dart.  He was worked in Sirdar Bonus DK in the light grey mix colourway.  This is the first time I've worked with this yarn, and I'm fairly impressed.  It's the yarn that's recommended for the pattern, but only available in the U.K, which is why I've never used it before.  I decided to take the plunge and order a few skeins, seeing as they were so cheap.  The yarn is made from 100% acrylic, not something I'd use for a garment, but very sturdy for a toy, and , though sturdy, it's still quite soft to the touch, and the colours were fairly attractive.  All in all, I'd definitely use this yarn again for projects, in fact, I bought a fair amount since there was one flat rate for shipping, just $7.95 CDN.  Oddly, it's also $7.95 to ship to Australia, and yet $9.55 to Denmark or Norway.  Doesn't that seem odd?  Isn't Norway closer to Britain than Australia?  Perhaps that's what my dragon is pondering on with his tongue lolling about like that...


He's a bit pigeon-toed, isn't he?

Also finished back in September, another dissection from designer, Emily Stoneking, this one is the bat.  He's knit from small scraps, with some needle felted organs for his innards.

I bought a piece of mat board in a colour called "Peacock", much richer than the colour in the photo.  He was hanging on the dining-room wall through Hallowe'en.

Happy Belated Hallowe'en!