Tag: recycled

Big Bossy Pig

A jovial friend.

As you know, I’ve been having a great time with all the critters I’ve been making.  While I frequently know what I want to make and seek out the appropriate materials, sometimes the materials talk to me instead.  In fact, they can get rather bossy, really.  That is exactly what happened in the case of the Big Pig.

I suppose I should be polite and tactfully refer to this guy as the Aran Cabled Pig, but he is big, so I’m gonna go with it.  He is a large, cuddly, wonderful guy that shows off some neat knitterly stitching beautifully.  When I found the sweater that I made Big Pig out of I knew it was meant for greatness, just based on the scale of the cables.  This one was going to be larger than my usual Sweet Critter’s life.  I went Super Size.

Big Pig and Mini Me

At the end of the day I always love breathing new life into discarded garments, architectural salvage, the Free listings on Craiglsist, but it is always more rewarding when you end up with a blushing jovial friend in the end to show for it.

Creating in the Eye of the Storm

Recycled wool starfish are hand sewn one by one.

We are hunkered down here with Hurricane Sandy bearing down on us.  But really, it is a rather normal day.  A meeting was canceled and water bottles were filled, but other than that, things continue much as they always do in the studio.  Pillows were made, patterns cut out, a bunting is on the knitting needles, and starfish are being hand sewn.  The work is meditative.  It is a quiet but busy day.  Just the way I like it.

Hooking up Some Sun

Well, it has been pouring here for days.  And days.  The sun is something we talk about fondly.  Reminiscing.  A long lost friend.  Fortunately for me, I’ve had this great commission to fight the gray and damp.  The sunflower is completely hooked.  I’ve even whipped the the edges when no one was looking.  I just need to back and stuff this pillow in the making, and send it to off to its new home.

Sunflower Hooked Pillow. In the making.