Friday, March 28, 2008

The life aquatic/Antarctic

These penguin and whale hats were created for my colleague Bill Brenner's two boys around Christmas. He sent me this picture of them playing in the amazing mounds of snow around their house. Check out the matching mittens! Very cool.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

More kid hats for Trixie and Madchen

IT guy comic: Disaster recovery

Check out my new comic over on the Network Hub blog... it has a Star Wars reference.

Sam's soccer hat

These are pictures of a hat I designed and knit back in November for Sam, a very cool kid I know who is also a soccer star at the ripe old age of 5.

I searched all over the internet for a soccer ball pattern, but couldn't find one. I ended up stealing a black and white image of a ball and transferring it onto knitting graph paper. I knit the white ball and black pentagons into the hat using intarsia, which required working a section of the hat back and forth instead of in the round. (I had to seam up the gap when I was finished, which ended up looking OK.

I added a white outline to make the ball appear rounder and stitched on the black lines between "spots" when I was finished using a backstitch.

Sam also requested that I add his name to the back of the hat so nobody in his class could steal it, so I did that in backstitch as well on Thanksgiving day.

Here's a picture of Sam wearing the finished product.