Saturday, August 4, 2007

a leprechaurn tomten







this baby has certainly been a work in progress for very long but now it is finished. it is knit of rowanspun aran on needles #5 mm. there are a lot of new techniques included: garterstitch grafting, applied idiot cord, slipped stitch down the sleeve and i have knit up the stitches from the underarm rather than binding them of a sewing. and on monday i will have to teach myself how to sew in a zipper as i think there is a lot going on already without buttons.


it has been great doing all these new techniques but it is a strange fo. i have a love/hate relationship with the colour, i must admit. but tomten is one of my favourite patterns and i have yarn for an adult one too. that will be great fun and i love the colour for that one.




oh and the gig i went to was fab. if you like folk/country/bluegrass at all, you must go and see gillian welch who is genius as is her hubby dave rawlings. the concert stayed with me, making me happy, for days.

4 comments:

www.goneknitting.typepad.com said...

Very nice work - I love the whimsical details you added to the totem. It you make one for yourself what changes would you make as far as shaping?

tiennie said...

Very nice! I really need to make a tomtem too!

Peggy said...

So cute! I'm glad you finally got it finished and can move on to the bigger and better things!

Rani said...

The color is PERFECT! It's gorgeous!