Tuesday, May 25, 2010

For LJ

We've been sending so many Iris kits out to shops lately that I decided it was time for me to jump on the bandwagon and make one for LJ. LJ isn't due to make her appearance in the world for a couple of months, but I'm sure she'll need a monster to keep her company.

I mixed things up a little with my version of Iris The Gourmet Monster. First, I rummaged through my button tin for her eyes. I think I like these better than the ones that come in the kit. Somehow they seem homier. Or maybe I'm just channeling Coraline. Who knows?

I also decided she needed an orange bow. The button tin had a few yards of random ribbon and there was just enough of this orange organza to do the trick.

She's made from just one skein of our Green Line DK in the colorway Mirth. Between the mirth and the smile, I hope LJ is full of giggles and fun.

4 comments:

jennifer said...

not to be totally self absorbed but LJ is what i named my baby before she had a name and she is due in a couple of months so this must be for her... right?

:)

jen

Lorna's Laces said...

Dang! I'm busted. :-} I should have waited to post this.

She went out to you via UPS yesterday. Enjoy!

jennifer said...

aww...really? you are so sweet! thank you in advance! the funny thing is, her room is painted the color of the ribbon and her curtains have little purple flowers on them so it will be a perfect match for the room :) thank you so much - i can't wait to get my Iris for LJ!

xo

Lorna's Laces said...

I love it that it will go so well in the room. Serendipity!

Please send pix when she (LJ not Iris) arrives!!