Sunday, January 20, 2008

Let's Do the Time Warp Again!

Okay, so I'm spending an inordinate amount of time fussing over which pattern I'm going to start knitting next (not counting the Tomtens' for the boys) Mostly I'm fussing about what to do with my winnings from KnitWitches... but I'm also wanting to start the "We call them Pirates" hat from Hello yarn for my big brother. He lives way across the country, and I don't see him very often, but I know he's lonely for family right now, so I want to send him some love. But I'm worried about what yarn to use, because I notice that the choice of yarn for this drastically affects the fit. Too big, or childsize is most common. Sigh. Well wish my luck on that.

Onwards, I missed a fair amount of blogging while things were being settled with Javier and his job. I realized I never got to share the Halloween photos of my kids. Wanna see? I'm really proud of these, as I sewed them all myself, and with no pattern, so I'm a little puffed up at how well they turned out.

Here's my Maia Ladybug... Isn't she cute?











And this is Liam doing his best Eragon, from the movie of the same name.













And for all those Jeremy Irons fans, here's Brandon as Brom, the old curmudgeon of a dragonrider.














I had way too much fun watching this movie and designing the costumes. I had a little trouble at the beginning as it had been long enough since I was sewing all the time that I forgot to add in seam allowance a couple of times. Seam allowance isn't that big a deal in knitting, but in sewing, you lose at least an inch and a half, if not more -so watch out! But once I got a few things straightened out, it went really well. I actually think that my adventuresome knitting helped a lot with these because I wasn't afraid to just try it. Even though I couldn't just rip it out like with knitting, I had to realize, what's the worst that can happen? I buy a little more material. Which I did have to do for one pair of pants. But I am still really jazzed about how well everything turned out. Especially the vests, which I think really make the costumes for Brandon and Liam.

Well that's it for todays blast from the past.

Back to our regularly scheduled programming.

1 comment:

Jen said...

lovely lovely costumes! Nicely executed!