6.07.2011

Raining Cats and Dogs!

While it has been an exceptionally rainy few months, I'm not referring to the weather at the moment. Instead, I'm here to introduce two more sock creations!! First, using only one sock per animal, and the tiny ankle socks to boot, I made this adorable pair of kitties!!


I used the arm seam method I had seen while in Taiwan earlier this year. It was easy and I love the look it creates!

Then I added a little crochet flower with a pearl bead in the center to make one girl and one boy. The idea was for each of my kids to have one, but Pretty had other plans when she saw them.


One for the right hand and one for the left!

(this face was too funny to keep to myself.)


I had to take them from her and fight her off to get the shots of just the cats. They are just the right size for small arms to hug!



Then the "Dogs" part. I bought the cute little blue dog while in Taiwan, and always planned to recreate it, but it wasn't until my mom called me Sunday morning to tell me we were celebrating my nephew's birthday that night at dinner that I was inspired to go for it. I knew he would love a dog, so I went to work.


It turned out great. Obviously much bigger since I'm pretty sure the blue one was made from little kid (if not baby) socks, and mine was made from a pair of women's normal dress socks.


I added a few details not found on the blue one, like a little tail.


And some french knot freckles. This dog was so fun to make, and my nephew did love it. He even tried to share his ice cream with it. Now that's love for a 6-year-old.



5 comments:

Audrey said...

I am supposed to tell you that the doggie's name is now Zarky. He still loves it!

StaceyN said...

Omg you're so good at making sock animals! I love all of the ones you've made so much. <3

Make Me Over said...

These are adorable! :)

Lena said...

These are so cute! You really have a knack for figuring out a pattern from an existing product. I think those little cats would look great made from baby socks in all different colors all lined up on a shelf.

The Ertel's said...

Viv, I haven't looked at your blog in a while. These are AMAZING!!!!!! The are so cute and I'm very impressed. I'll send a link to my connections and hopefully you get some business!