Thursday, February 24, 2005

My first sock - Kate

Here is my very first sock. I had to frog the heel about 5 times, and then same with the heel turning - but once I got it all figured out, it was easy. I think the second sock will be a breeze, and will take 1/8th of the time.
Gotta go - Zora is yelling for me.

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

frog close up

fly close-up

froggy shoes - Kate

Here are the froggy shoes. Lee helped me out with these. I love them!

Sunday, February 20, 2005

Red wool pants

Here are some more cute pants made by Jenny. We got these in the mail yesterday - just after I finished the monkey shoes. They match - both dyed with strawberry koolaid.

I am working on some frog shoes now - Lee helped to design them and now I am dyeing the wool.


Saturday, February 19, 2005

Monkey shoes - Kate

These are the monkeys - I love the monkeys. I dyed the wool first on these - before sewing them together. The shoe is dark pink from strawberry koolaid. The monkey's face is the natural wool color, and the monkey's ears were dyed brown with some black tea. I should admit here that I copied the monkey face from a pair of Robeez shoes that I saw and loved.

Thursday, February 17, 2005

Little piggy shoes - Kate

So, here are the finished shoes, with little pig faces that face Zora, so that she can look at them on her feet - once she starts doing that. I am addicted - I can see her having her own little shoe rack, with tons of these.

This picture doesn't do them justice, somehow. They are a lot cuter in person.

I'll post a picture of her with them on soon. They are still a little damp, so I haven't put them on her yet.

These were dyed blue first - with Berry Blue koolaid. I would recommend dyeing the wool first. I just did it this way because I wanted to test out the shoes before investing any dyeing time and energy. Then I made the piggy faces with some wool dyed with the Pink koolaid - can't remember what that flavor is called, and then sewed them on the top.

Again - the pattern is at:

Size small diaper

Here is the size small diaper on Zora - an almost 14lb wonder. The other picture with the socks shows her in the size medium - on the tightest settings. The rise is way too high for her right now - no soakers would cover it. But otherwise, the medium fits.

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Thank you auntie Jenny!

Here are the socks we just got in the mail from Jenny. They are super cute. I can't wait to learn how to make socks. It will be a good thing to learn, because socks don't take a lot of yarn!

New Shoes for Zora - Kate

This is my second pair of shoes made with the pattern I got here:

These turned out much better than the first pair. They fit Zora really well. I made them with wool felt. I am going to dye them with koolaid. Either blue or pink - not sure yet. I am sure that there are many more shoes to come! I love these!