Tuesday, October 17, 2006

My Celebrity Rant Plus Before & After

Does anyone else find this phenomenon of celebrities visiting impoverished countries and coming home with a baby, strange? I understand there isn't a Barneys in Africa. Madonna couldn't buy the new Prada boots on her trip so she brought home a child? Did her daughter get a t-shirt that says, "My Mom Went to Africa and All I Got Was a Dumb Ol' Baby Brother"? Aren't there nice middle class folk using their savings to travel back and forth battling other countries' red tape for months or years waiting to adopt? I'm just saying. END OF RANT

So here is the before:


And the after felting:
This is my first felting project using Brown Sheep. Three strands are used throughout. I really liked this pattern. The lifted increases create a strong ridge that mimics the ridges found in a pumpkin. Looking at the sample picture, it appears they felted it more than I did mine, but I wanted to keep it a little larger. Overall, I'm pleased. The pattern is in the newest Magknits, uses four skeins of Brown Sheep or Cascade 220. I started this last Thursday night and as you know, I didn't get as much knitting time as I would have liked this weekend. I think it could be a weekend project.
Pumpkin? I thought I was mom's little pumpkin!! Anyone know how I get this fridge open?

11 comments:

Sheepish Annie said...

Love the punkin'!!! How cute. I'm gonna make one and go trick or treating! Well...maybe not. It's alot of walking...

Feed that doggy!

Beth said...

The pumpkin is very cute! And so is the pumpkin of a dog. So cute!!!

Chris said...

Your bag turned out great! Hee hee - the great mystery of how the fridge opens remains unsolved...

Julie said...

Love the pumpkins (both the felted one and the one trying to eat) :)

Kelly said...

Such a cute pumpkin. BTW, totally agree with you on the celeb thing.

Sydney said...

Oh, that's a cute pumpkin! Poor underfed pup. ;)

Karen said...

Love the pumpkin, that is so darn cute!!

limedragon :-: Harriet said...

Both pumpkins are cute!! : )

Lisa said...

Awww...how can you resist that face? Your pumpkin turned out cute too! Good job!

Wendy said...

I was having the same rant last week during a lunch at work. I said foreign adoption has become the new "Rodeo Drive" ! The felted pumpking is cute and that dog is puppylicious. He so cute!!!

trek said...

Cute pumpkin.