Wednesday, February 28, 2007

MFN - warning: explict (sort of)

MFN = Male Frontal Nudity

Back in college, I used to keep a mental tally of all the movies that had MFN - not hard to do as it's not something that happens often.

Rome, the HBO drama, had an episode with MFN recently and I must say, Tobias Menzies has nothing to be shy about. I never did notice him until the MFN scene.

He's huge.

Monday, February 26, 2007

Babies - again

Sorry for not posting for awhile. I had to organize a retreat, a school Valentine's Day party, and a fifth birthday party (I can't believe I have a five year old!). All are thankfully done and everyone had a great time. Of course, my household was hit with flu this year right in the middle of all the festivities. We're getting the shot next year.

It seems like I haven't really wanted to knit, but I actually have gotten some items finished.

Another Bobbi Bear - yes, the legs are different lengths. I'm going to have to enter that into the "folksy hand knit charm" category and just not worry about it (of course I'm going to worry - don't we all knit pick our own stuff to death?). SnC in purple. 2 skeins of the small balls. I knitted this one differently than what was in the directions. I essentially knitted the main body/head, embroidered, and sewed on the ears before I stuffed it. I then picked up the stitches for the arms and finished him up. MDK kimono (I need to add the ties) with an Ellen's Ruffled Hat. OTN: Super Quick Baby Socks
Another hooded bath towel - and yes, my dye lots were different for the pink. (crud)

After I finish the socks, I'll make some Jess Hutch robots out of cotton. I like giving cotton to new parents because the item can be machine washed and dried.

Oh, and the blue bear/hooded bath towel was a hit at the baby shower last Sunday.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Babies, babies every where

I've been knitting - really! Here's my latest:

The hooded baby towel pattern is free and came from here.

The washcloth was a standard Grandmother's favorite but with four stitches cast on and a M1 after two stitches instead of a YO - I did it to match the towel pattern.

The bear is a Baby Bobbi Bear and was really great to knit up. The only sewing needed was to sew the ears to the head (and after looking at the photo's, I wish I sewed them a little lower). Very nice pattern and only uses two skeins of SnC cotton and one whole back of 12 oz of poly fill. I used some scrap green to embroider the nose and two 9 mm black safety eyes. Here's the bear all by himself:

Here he is snuggled up in the bath towel:

If you can't tell, I just love these colors for little guys. I am knitting up a Hot Pink, Orange, variegated version for a new baby girl that has been born into J's extended family. I may make a Baby Kimono instead of the bear.