Friday, October 12, 2007

Lead on a Knitted and Felted Hardhat

I got a note from hiptobeme on Ravelry about a lead for a knitted hardhat:
In Knitted & Felted Toys by Zoe Halstead there is a toy called Builder Ben and he wears a hard hat and has a tool belt

So does any one have that book? I'm going to Borders in San Juan tomorrow and I'll look for it. I bet we can modify it to be a full size hard hat.

Should we have a deadline for projects?

Or should we just let people come and go as they please. I tend to dislike deadlines, but they do cause me to finish things. Please weigh in with your thoughts. :)

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

More ideas

One person on the Mike Rowe Fans group on Ravelry suggested the Happy Poo pattern. There was a lot of caca in the first season of Dirty Jobs, wasn't there?

I think I might try to knit him some safety goggles. Poor Mike gets yuck in his face and eyes a lot, doesn't he? Not sure where to start designing something like that, but I like a challenge. ;)

In case you are in need of more inspiration, here is a List of Dirty Jobs Episodes from Wikipedia.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Dirty Dishcloths

I'm wasting some valuable kids-watching-tv time by searching out dishcloth patterns that resemble some of the many jobs that Mike has performed on the show:
Construction Worker cloth
Shark cloth
Monkey cloth

I"m sure there are more, but those are the first few that struck me as topical. Plese feel free to put additional ideas in the comments section, and I'll add them as we go along. :)

And now, I leave you with this LOLMike from a photoshop challenge thread at . That thread contains many photoshopped images of Mike Rowe in various spurious dirty jobs, some of them icky (not to mention NSFW). So click at your own risk.

Monday, October 8, 2007

You know what I'd really really love to knit here?

A hard hat. I'm envisioning a bright yellow, probably felted wool noggin guard. I've spent untold hours with The Google trying to find someone who has written a pattern for such a thing. But alas, I have struck out. If only I were a hat designer...

You know, I even looked around for a crochet version. Those crocheters have created some really odd stuff, but no hard hats. Go figure.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

I'm IN!!!

I feel like a charter member! I should have known that my friend Brandi and I weren't the only Mike Rowe lovers/knitters. Thanks for putting this together, Robin. Here's my offering for a pic and my blog:

Friday, October 5, 2007

The Dirty Jobs KAL has arrived.

I'll figure out how to do all the technical bric-a-brac this weekend. :)