Jess Hutch.

Monday, October 10, 2005

booklette

Hi there. I have been super busy this week, finalizing everything for the booklet. It seems strange, but getting all the patterns standardized and getting the layout right was harder than actually designing and knitting the toys.

So now it's done, it's off to the printer, and it should be on sale around the 25th of October or so. It will have 8 patterns for all sorts of wacky knitted toys, plus some illustrations.

Here's one dude who will be in the booklet. He's a doll and a pillow, for those folks (like me) who are always trying to get more utility out of their toys. His name is Squarey, because that's probably what his name would have been had he been a character on Pee Wee's Playhouse.

squarey

So. To recap: booklet, on sale in a few weeks, Squarey pattern included, Pee Wee's Playhouse. Oh yeah, and the booklet's title is "Unusual Toys for You to Knit and Enjoy" and believe me, the wackiness doesn't stop there.

38 Comments:

At 7:43 PM , Katie Banana said...

I love him! I love him! I love him! He is so great, Jess. I can't wait to see your booklet. Please make me Squarey for Christmas. Thank you. Bye bye.

 
At 8:21 PM , cynic the lamb said...

Oooh! How exciting! I love Squarey. (I used to love Pee Wee's Playhouse, too.) I can't wait to see your booklet.
Where will it be available for sale?

 
At 9:54 PM , sally said...

oh my gosh, he is too great! i will definitely have to get myself a copy of this booklet and try to make a squarey for myself.

 
At 10:11 PM , Rose said...

Wow - I can hardly wait! It would be fun to knit a Chairy and a Squarey...

 
At 12:03 AM , kath red said...

love him

 
At 12:37 AM , illanna said...

That is so cute! Will I be able to buy the booklet from your website? Your work with knitted dolls is just phenomenal :)

 
At 5:32 AM , Jenn said...

I love squarey! I am just learning how to knit...do you think I can make some of the guys in the book?

 
At 8:57 AM , leslie said...

hooray, hooray! Me want a booklette!

And does Rose know that there really IS a Chairy on Pee Wee?!

Mecka-lecka-hi-mecka-hiney-ho!

 
At 9:22 AM , laura r. said...

can't wait!!!!!!

 
At 10:12 AM , Lisa said...

love him!! you are amazing!

 
At 10:38 AM , nikki said...

I am so totally getting that booklet. Your knits are super spiffy! *swoon*

 
At 12:41 PM , sweethc said...

This is very cute!

 
At 12:48 PM , rosa said...

Judging from the photos of your dolls that you've been posting it will be wonderful! Can I pre-order a copy? Where will the book be available for sale?

 
At 12:49 PM , tania said...

OH! BOY!
can't wait-
:)
i love squarey.

 
At 1:20 PM , lyn said...

I love him.

 
At 1:20 PM , Angela said...

*YAY!* I'll be first in line to get a book! I love all your toys, squarey, included!

 
At 1:42 PM , Bertha said...

Hi! I found you through Wee Wonderfuls and I love Squarey! I've only just learned to knit 2 weeks ago, but I am so buying this booklet when it comes out!

 
At 1:56 PM , Adriana said...

Can I get one too? Please...

 
At 2:08 PM , Kate said...

oooo--can't wait to buy your booklet! And thank you so much for the tip on where to get the lovely black eyes--I ordered some and have already used a few on sewn robot toys, but can't wait to use them on a 'bot that will be a knitted cousin to yours. Gotta know--do you name your individual robots? In our household we seem to end up naming everything (even the toaster...). I've just started introducing my 2 and 5 year olds to Pee Wee and now, of course, they refer to the living room chair as "Chairy".

 
At 2:26 PM , lily's rooster said...

wow! squarey is amazing! great work.

 
At 4:53 PM , carrie said...

i can't wait to knit up these cuties! i made your bunny for a friend a while back, and it's been well loved. can you tell us where we'll be able to purchase the booklet?

 
At 5:17 PM , amy k. said...

print a lot becuase I will be so sad if i miss this-very exciting and LOVELY photo.

 
At 5:41 PM , Fiona said...

Love, love, love Squarey. Really look forward to getting a copy (or two!) your book. :)

 
At 6:01 PM , Anonymous said...

Lovely! I'd like to reserve a copy! Let me know when it goes on sale? June jelts_online@yahoo.com.sg

 
At 6:49 PM , Kym said...

oh COOL!! i can't wait to knit up Squarey!

 
At 7:37 PM , kt said...

I agree with everyone, the new dude is way cool; it's hip to be square, don'tcha know! Is your robot pattern in the booklette? I really fell hard for him. Do let us know where we should be a-watchin' to spend dollaroons on your patterns!

 
At 1:27 AM , sarah said...

simply wonderful, would love to get a copy of your book too!

 
At 2:40 AM , Katia said...

I'd love to get hold of your booklet - please let us know when and where it will be available! Squarey would be a PERFECT christmas present for my two nephews - i can't wait to start knitting!

 
At 6:50 AM , alice said...

oh, man. that is cute. and orange. and complements the decor so well. :)

 
At 10:50 AM , natalie said...

i love squarey! can i too reserve a copy of the booklette?

will it be available to buy on this site?

 
At 11:08 AM , traci said...

my fingers are twitchy with excitement over knitting up some of your amazing toys! i can't wait.

 
At 1:15 PM , kd said...

Thanks for sharing the Squarey love! Can't wait for your booklet.

 
At 3:56 PM , Claire said...

Hi Jess... can we preorder your book? I am sure you will sell out so fast.

 
At 4:12 PM , tweezer said...

awesome! i can't wait for the booklet. and i love peewee. his big adventure movie is my favorite!

 
At 8:30 PM , Megan said...

I can't wait for the booklet; I love all of your knits!

 
At 1:18 PM , Jeff said...

I couldn't be happier! So glad that this idea is now a reality...

 
At 1:48 AM , miss sam duffy said...

your work is wonderful! I have just had the best time looking at your site!

 
At 1:43 PM , Annikki said...

Hi! (: He's so extremely cute. I've knitted one for my best friend as a Christmas present and she loves him or her ... We named it/her (whatever) Anna. (: It doesn't look exactly as yours and it's a bit smaller but it's cool cool cool! Thank you thank you thank you! (:

Here's my post with her photo in it: http://www.myblog.de/in.love/art/2529931

And your booklette is great, I'll get one next month. (:

LG, Annikki.

 

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