23 August 2007

Cute, Isn't He?

Alligator Scarf
Originally uploaded by Mary The Digital Knitter

I'm very taken with Reggie. He's actually quite a bit darker green than the photo would indicate, because the photo was taken with flash. Think dark green, just lighter than forest green.

I'm not quite sure who I'm going to inflict with him but I'm sure there's someone I know who will find him as cute as I do. Maybe my friend Pat. I was going to give him to my goddaughter, the Penn State student, but he's just not soft enough for her. The next one, in medium olive green Gedifra Living (100% new wool), will be for her, I think.

This alligator scarf is a kit from Morehouse Farms. I've bought a number of their kits, mostly for scarves. This alligator is definitely the cutest. There's only one flaw with it, which is VM (vegetative matter, a euphemism for nasty little bits of plants) in the yarn. I don't know why the yarn isn't cleaner. Their fancy handpainted merino yarns are.

In the last six months I've gotten some books on modular knitting and now I'm thinking that a turtle shell would be easy to make with hexagons of hand-painted yarn. Maybe a pillow.


Vyvyan said...

I saw the ad for these in the last IK issue and thought it was so cute too. They have some really neat designs for wraps/scarves these days. Can't wait to see more pics as you go!

Anonymous said...

He's adorable, and I know a couple of college girls who'd love him. Gee, Mary, thanks for lengthening my queue of UFOs!