12.14.2009

Mr. Popper Lives!



Have you ever read Mr. Popper's Penguins?  It's one of our FAVORITE books!  To pay it homage I designed Mr. Popper, the world's cutest hot water bottle holder.  Of course, if you live somewhere that you don't need a hot water bottle cover, or you don't use hot water bottles, you can close the bottom and make him a stuffie.  This is a quick knit, done on large needles and then felted, super easy to get done for the holidays, so go for it!!!!

Thanks to Knitty for publishing this wacky pattern of mine.  As always it was a joy to work with Amy and Kate.  You all know I LOVE designing with Schaefer's hand-paints, but really, it was a joy to work with black and white Cascade 220.  Sometimes it's the simple things in life that get our creative juices flowing, ya know?

9 comments:

  1. He's very sweet, and to think this little guy from the S. Pole will be keeping you warm, very clever.

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  2. Helloooo Mr. P. So glad to meet you!

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  3. He is super cute!

    I'm glad to hear you liked the book too. I just picked up a copy for my son's stocking.

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  4. He's adorable!! Mr. Poppers Penguins was a favorite of ours too when the kiddos were younger.

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  5. you know, i was just looking at the winter issue of knitty- the mr. popper pattern in particular - thinking to myself, i wonder what pattern of laura's will be in THIS issue... and i laughed out loud when i saw that you designed him! he is super cute too!

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  6. What a great idea! We always love the part where they open all the windows and just let the house be freezing cold. I love this!

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  7. love this...i must get the book at the library tomorrow. thanks for the thought. this is so yummy, would love to have this now...in the kitchen, turned down the heat while i was painting-getting a little chilly in here, but can't leave the red wine, dark chocolate, bbc radio and cheese. i think that you can understand this?!

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  8. Just wanted to tell you that I added you to the Children's Lit n Knit blog. Thanks for the great idea!

    http://childrenslitnknit.blogspot.com

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  9. Laura: As a 79 yr. old knitter & reader of Knitty, I was delighted to know that Mr Popper's Penquins was still being read & enjoyed by children of today. I grew up with the book & my boys too. Thanks so much for the pattern.

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