coiled: puppet and shrug

Hi There! Coiled has moved!

If all works well, you should be automatically redirected to the new site in 10 seconds. If that doesn't happen, please visit
Don't forget to update your bookmarks and your RSS Feeds!
See you soon!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

puppet and shrug

I'm wearing the Alpine Shrug from Rowan 42. It's knit at a smaller gauge than the pattern. I saw Celtic Cast On's shrug on flickr and loved the snug fit. Lately, Felix has been taking photographs. Some of them look really good. I asked him to take a photo of me in the new shrug. Not bad, right?
I'm pretty happy that I have a helper!

The puppy puppet is from JudyKits by Judy Head. I made it for Felix to help get us through these tough first days of school. He has a habit of being mad at me when I pick him up. Instead of running towards me and giving me a big hug, he yells at me! Yesterday, he started in on me and I pulled out the puppet and soon he was laughing and we were making up stories for the puppy to tell us. Felix named the puppet “Vulture”.
I don’t know where that name came from, but he seems very sure of it.

Anyway, I think it’s one of the cutest toys ever! One thing I didn’t take into consideration is that I would have to be a puppeteer, and come up with a Vulture personality. At breakfast this morning, I coaxed Felix into eating by having Vulture tell him how yummy the food was. Felix said, “hm, mom that’s not Vulture’s voice.”


Anonymous said...

I looked at the pattern on Ravelry and I have to say that I like the snug fit on you. The flower motif on the back is definitely the best part of the knit.

I love Vulture!

- MJ

villapeikko said...

Oh, I absolutely adore Vulture! :)
Felix is very good at taking photos, beautiful shrug too!

lori z said...

The shrug is quite lovely on your Kat. How much of a smaller gauge did you use?

Felix is turning into such a little handsome man!

mames said...

the construction on the shrug is beautiful....the back detail just pops out. and vulture is awesome, you are such a creative mama, i will have to remember the puppet thing for the future with the boys. have you seen the doorway puppet show in bend the rules sewing? glad to hear things are working out with school and felix, transitions are always a challenge and a blessing.

Gudrun Johnston said...

I've adrmired this pattern for a while and I love your version. Great earthy colour too!

Emma said...

Absolutely beautiful shrug that fits you perfectly!

And a funny Vulture Puppy too. :) My new-to-school kid is doing the same thing to me. I have accepted it as a sign of change and stress. Maybe I should try knitting a puppet too?

mary jane said...

Love that Vulture and the budding photographer, handsome lad!

Nice shrug, just the thing for the change of seasons.

nicole said...

The shrug looks so pretty on you! Love the fit and colour.

And the puppet is such a great idea! I love his floppy tongue and ears. No wonder Felix loves him.

bwilliams said...

That puppet is just TOOOOO cute. My 5 grandsons would just love it.

gay said...

kids at that age are so uninhibited and i think it is reflected in their art. i love the puppet and hope felix gets happier about school. your version of the shrug is fab!

Anonymous said...

This is so cute! What a great present to give away to someone you love.

Julia (MindofWinter) said...

I love that shrug - you have to bring it when we next hang out and knit. I so want one! Hope that the transition to school is going well. I know it must be hard to give up the time with your little man.
xox, J

Anonymous said...

Okay, I am in love with that shrug! (And ditto Julia- yes, please bring it next time we see you!) The puppets are adorable, too. :)

Denise Gallagher said...

Felix is so cute!
And I just love "Vulture!"

Thanks for the kind comment... and making me smile with your blog!

Have a great day!