Here’s a photo of all of the items together:
The sweater I made a while back and have been waiting for the perfect recipient to wear it. The blue hat and booties I made a couple of days ago (FOs 38 and 37, respectively). And the boobie hat (FO 34). There are individual pictures posted in the FO listings for each object. Just click on them under the 2012 Finished Objects header to the right of this post and you’ll see the deets and a photo.
This collection should be in Sarah-bella’s (she’s the mom, of course) hands within a couple of days, and I can’t wait to see the items modeled on Billy himself. Pictures to make you say, “Awwwww!” will be forthcoming. (Yes, that means I
require hope for pictures from proud mama Sarah. I’ll drop lead-balloon subtle hints, I promise. Ahem.)
I was out of “flesh” toned yarn for making boobie hats, so a trip to Michaels was in order. (I wanted inexpensive worsted-weight acrylic yarn, but not all scratchy Red Heart, so my LYS and the Evil Empire were right out. Michaels is a nice compromise between the two extremes.)
It was, thank goodness, a successful foray. I found a caucasian (non-tan) off-white, a “nipple” pink, and three shades of brown.
The bling for pierced nipples? Not so much. The sales lady told me they didn’t have any of the types of rings you’d use to make purses or belts, so I looked at the jewelry-making supplies. Nothing suitable.
Thank goodness for Joann’s! They had a small supply of purse-handle hardware and, more important and pertinent for my immediate needs, a section with belt buckles. There I found silver- and gold-toned D-shaped rings, and at a very reasonable price. (There were also some gunmetal grey ones, but I didn’t get those.)
So I’m set to make at least 10 pierced boobie hats (4 rings per package, plus 2 left over from the original pack).
Watch out for expect lots of knit boobage in the coming weeks!