Wednesday, March 30, 2016

sleepy kitten, little lamb

This little lamb was ready just in time to join the sleepy kitty for the big show (i.e., the Easter basket). So sweet, but the finishing details were rather fiddly. (Ravelry details here and here).
 Bridget wore one of my old dresses for Easter -- so precious!
Apparently the Easter Bunny brings only the finest in Matchbox cars... Erik kept himself very busy.
Joining up with Ginny for this week's Yarn Along: I'm perusing What to Knit: The Toddler Years to find my next project for Erik (cute toddler patterns are much harder to come by than baby patterns -- recommendations are welcome!) and I'm about to start The Outcast. 

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

knitty kitty

handknit kitty

 actual kitty

Embroidering the handknit kitty's face went surprisingly well. Now to tackle the wee sheep! And perhaps knit two more in time for Easter? I was hoping to make Alicia's sweet lovey lamb and honey bunny for Easter baskets, but my crochet skills aren't proving up to the task (joining and turning rounds with a seam, oy vey... I usually crochet blankets).

Joining Ginny & co. for this week's Yarn Along  -- I'm still reading The New Moon with the Old and How Toddlers Thrive.

P.S. Free kitty and sheep patterns here.

Monday, March 07, 2016

handknit heaven

Lucky Bridget. So many handknits, so little time...

purl bee little baby sweater, in kitchen sink dyeworks seacell merino fine

 barley hat, minus the garter detail, in madelinetosh tosh dk (begonia leaf)

yoked cardigan, in mountain colors 4/8s wool

Such a sweet girl. And those cheeks!!!