View Full Version : FO: palindrome, a ballet slipper, and a dead rat

10-22-2007, 04:33 PM
Here are a few things I've been working on:
The palindrome scarf (http://www.cometosilver.com/patterns/palindrome.htm) is a birthday present for my father-n-law. I used Caron's Simply Soft, a brown color. It turned out really nice, and I think he'll like it!
I've finished one twinkletoes (http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter06/PATTtwinkletoes.html) ballet slipper for my daughter, who wants to be a pink ballerina with purple shoes for halloween. I used Caron SS on this too.The straps could have been longer, but I think it'll do for now. I'll probably go back later and make them longer though.
And lastly, in the spirit of Halloween, I have made a Death of Rats (http://stephieface.files.wordpress.com/2007/09/deathofratstoypattern.pdf). Anyone familiar with Terry Pratchett books will know about this character, and what with "Reaper Man" being one of my favorite Discworld novels, I thought making this little guy would be fun. :teehee: He's made with white red heart super saver, and his robe is black felt. His scythe is a bamboo skewer colored with brown marker, and some silver scrapbooking paper that I had. His robe is just stiff enough that it allows him to stand! I posed him by my halloween display, which explains the bloody candles if anyone is wondering.:shifty:
Everything here was a stashbuster, so yay for stash busting!

10-22-2007, 06:34 PM
The scarf and slippers are wonderful! And that death rat is hilarious!:roflhard:

10-22-2007, 06:44 PM
They all look great! Love the rat :)

10-22-2007, 06:46 PM
I agree - slippers and scarf are SO pretty! And that little rat man - a scream!! Nice work!

10-22-2007, 06:47 PM
I love them all - great work!!

10-22-2007, 10:48 PM
They all look good, but I love the Death of Rats.

10-23-2007, 03:09 AM
The hat and scarf are very very nice. cloud9 Dead Rat is just great! :zombie:

10-23-2007, 07:47 AM
Beautiful job on the scarf! I love the color, and the cabling is perfect. Sweet little ballet slipper, too. And that's the cutest rat I've ever seen.

10-23-2007, 08:44 AM
Everything looks great!!! I wasn't sure what to expect when I read your title...:teehee: the rat looks great :thumbsup:

10-23-2007, 10:23 AM
I have to admit, your thread title had me wondering... LOL

Great job on everything! I love the rat, and my daughters would LOVE the ballet slippers!

10-23-2007, 10:33 AM
Those are lovely.
I finished the Palindrome hat and scarf last week. Those slippers are gorg I would love the pattern for those! I think maybe I will give the dead rat a miss thought!!

10-23-2007, 11:16 AM
Thanks everyone!
I knew that the rat would be a little strange:teehee:...but seriously it's all for fun! My kids think he is hilarious!

10-23-2007, 01:15 PM
I love the slippers and the scarf!! and omigod the rat is tooo funny!!!!

10-23-2007, 02:34 PM
Let's see, the Death Rat for my son, the scarf for my husband, and the ballerina slippers for my DGD; you've about got me covered there. Great work, and thanks for sharing!

10-23-2007, 02:40 PM
Those ballet slippers are amazing!! Great idea, I can't wait to get started. Those are definite stocking stuffers for a girlfriend of mine or two.


10-23-2007, 03:30 PM
Way to bust your stash... That rat is too funny.

10-24-2007, 10:54 AM
Thanks again everyone! :hug:

10-24-2007, 03:49 PM
Very nice! But that rat is Waaaaayyyy tooooo cute to be scary.... to me anyway.

10-24-2007, 03:59 PM
Everything looks great, and my daughter would loooove :heart::heart: those ballet slippers! Thanks for that link!

10-24-2007, 06:31 PM
Great job on everything! The rat makes a cute Halloween decoration.

10-25-2007, 08:06 PM
i luv the slippers

10-28-2007, 04:06 PM
I love the rat. I think I'll have to make one for my cats. I'm sure they'll appreciate it.

10-29-2007, 02:57 PM
Wow, great looking FO's. The Death Rat is too cute.

10-29-2007, 06:31 PM
Beautiful projects, all !
I want to try those slippers..........thanks for the link !:hug:

10-29-2007, 09:24 PM
Thank you!:heart: