Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Moths had a feast over the winter........

After i had a moth invasion this winter, most of my knitwear was left un-repairable and has ended up in my fabric pile, waiting for some good ideas. Even though i lost all my good cardigans i cant help but think the moths were working with me in some kind of 'reverse' psychology sort of a way. That love of fine knit, i just cant shake it!

So once i had finished my toile, i was straight onto the final snake. I finished him late last night, while watching a couple of episodes of CSI.( I think this is maybe why his eyes came out a little scary). He's pretty much just what i was imagining, so im quite happy. I didn't have all the colours i would have liked and the pale green makes me a little queezy in this colour combination but then there are always a good ten or so faults i can find in anything. (The curse of the perfectionist).

Plain, simple but striking and great fun.

So far he has been dragged about the house by the head, how long that leather tongue will last is anybody's guess. As im well overdue a proper clean he's doing a great job of dusting, or rather..picking up large clumps of fluff, yuck!

For such a simple toy he took a long time to make. Just under 14 hours! It was due to the huge amount of hand stitching. Im sure if i made another i could knock off a few hours but probably not many if i still used wool. Fabrics would be quicker but i prefer the feel of felted wool for this one.

I have more things on my list, a hobby horse, some dresses and of course to finish all the party things. But with my new curfew of 12 midnight....(often ends up 1am) its making things slower. If i had machines......sigh, if i were a machine.......

1 comment:

justherdingcats said...

He is wonderful, well done - and a cleaning aid too! This is such a refreshing change from all the football I've had to endure this evening!\

I love felted knitwear too - I have been known to wash things a little too warm a little too recklessly with a project lurking at the back of my mind!