Logan (a.k.a. Lolo) belongs to Anny Purls and is about to have his first birthday. We are super happy to be working with her. This Hickory Dickory Dot sweater is knit with our favorite Karabella Aurora 8 yarn. This color combo is called Prairie Mouse. The Teddy Bear below is sporting Wine Country Mouse. The other mouse colors are pretty cute too. I am really hoping someone knits City Mouse and sends us a picture.
It was a blast to listen to all the comments from passers by. They would ahhh at the picture then come take a peek at the sweater we had hanging in the crib (Anny was nice enough to send it to us for Stitches). Everyone loved the lap shoulder design and it gets even better ... the mouse squeaks! Yup, there is a bit of batting and a little squeaker in there. So many kids were delighted by the squeak that I myself was delighted it was still there on Sunday evening! We are including a squeaker in all our projects because it is so very fun.
Looks like the mouse for this guy was out looking for cheese (to go with his wine) during this photo. Lots of thanks to Rachel (Naptime Knits) in Connecticut for knitting this sample for us - it finished it's journey out west in the knick of time!
We have updated our home page with this project. It is so very pretty. Knitters can buy just the pattern or the project with yarn and that squeaker.
A bit more on the Bella Baby wall at Stitches West below ...
So how to display all that fun baby stuff? The answer IKEA and a daughter that loves to build!
The baby crib turned out to be a really fun idea. It drew peoples' attention and was a great place to hang things like the non-garter log cabin blanket which was another big hit - amazing how many people do not like knitting garter. OK, maybe not so surprising ... actually I don't really know anyone who does!
See how the baby picture is right there on the isle! I'm no dummy - I can spot a great salesman a mile away. :) And really, who could resist this baby?
Here is another one of Anny's super designs - the Buddy Bag (also knit by Rachel). Remember all that fabric and thread we (OK, Jaclyn) set up for them? It was really fun to see all the different combinations of yarn colors, pocket design and fabric that people picked. Only one had me shaking my head a bit but then again that's the entire purpose of letting people pick what they like and not what I like.
You can see the baby Vikings in the corner - they will be pillaging all over the area now so lock your doors.
I brought the crib home. I think my husband is a bit nervous now. No need, I think I'll use any spare time I have to knit. Think it would make a good dog bed?