Thursday, December 29, 2005

Andes Ransom

I hope everyone had a good holiday! I know I did. I'm still waiting for my Winter Interweave Knits issue and my ball winder. My brother and SIL, gave me 3 balls of Bernat Boucle (different colors) and I need to figure out what to do with it. The colors are denim, navy blue, and wine red. I'll post a pic tomorrow. I also got a booklet of knitting patterns, and Joann gift card from my mum. My presents mostly consisted gift cards and craftiness. (oh, and pair of "jammies" and personlized coasters from my Dad and Stepmum-cool). So yeah, I'm happy.

During the relaxing holiday I managed to cast on and complete a really fun stashbusting project known as Kate from Knitty. You know, that anatomically incorrect pussy *ha* sporting the nifty britches. I'm sure you've seen her. If not, click on the button that says "knitty is toasty" NOW! I stashbusted some left over LB Wool-Ease (oh how I love thee) in three colors: dark brown, "mushroom", and a light mint green. The combination went together pretty well, I thought. But I think I'm going to rename him (yes, him) Andes because his sweater reminds me of those famous after- dinner mints (and Edie's ice cream flavor). Observe him chilling on my bedroom lamp:

This was my first EVER knit toy, and believe me, it won't be my last. It was a lot of fun, and quick enough to please any knitter in want of instant gratification.

Unfortunately, Mr. V detests his "humpty-dumptines" and thinks him more of a hacky-sack than a decoration. After admiring him for a while, I placed him neatly next my lamp while I pondered what exactly to do with him. The next day, while talking about where he should go, I looked over and he was gone. I immediately knew who the culprit was.

Mr. V has abducted Andes and is currently holding him for ransom. I'm still waiting for the ransome request, but... can I trust him not to harm my creation!?? It's been two days now and Andes is still MIA. Folks, this is serious...


ErLeCa said...

Oh no! Poor Andes! He so cute, not frumpy at all, and he definitely shouldn't be held up for ransom!!! Bad Mr. V!!!

Karin said...

OMG that is my fave Kate so far! LOVE the colors. And that is so funny about him using it as a hacky sack. I made Aaron a penguin for Christmas and he immediately started playing with it! I was like "I didn't think you'd actually *play* with it..I thought you'd just use it as a desk decoration!"