Friday, June 25, 2010

A Lamb for a little lamb.

Hello everyone...... at least to the several of you who read my blog. :) Mostly I do this for my own enjoyment! I had such fun knitting up this lamb from itty bitty toys . It was a quick project, completed in just two days. She's going to a "forever" home with a brand new great niece that's soon to be born. I hope she's loved!

Monday, June 21, 2010

My Knitted Chicken

It seems like I've been knitting this project for the longest time, but perhaps that's because of the fiddly bits that took time to do too. I really enjoyed making this chooky. I'm not really sure why she appeals to me so much, but I think she's a bird of distinction. The pattern includes two other sizes , and I want to make those girls as well.

This is a Susan B. Anderson pattern for Blue Sky Alpaca. It's made with Blue Sky Alpaca Dyed Cotton. I purchased both pattern and yarn at Jimmy Bean Wool .
I hope your needles are all clicking, or perhaps they are like mine....... clucking!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Little Projects

I like to keep something always on my needles for the few minutes that I find to knit everyday. I've completed a few of these little items over the past week or two. Two are bibs. I have no idea why I'm knitting bibs really. My 13 year old doesn't wear them! I'm sure I'll find a home for them.

Too bad I'm not a better photographer! This one is called Trucking along Bib.You can find the pattern here Down Cloverlaine along with many other lovelies.
I switched up the pattern a wee bit.
My second bib is called the Miss B Thing Bib. It's decidedly more feminine and quite pretty.

You can find this pattern here at The Knitorious Mrs. B .
Just keep scrolling down until you come to her free patterns.
I love this one, and I'm sure I'll make more of them.

My daughter has a friend who is crazy about Hello Kitty. She's graduating from grade eight this year, so of course I had to make a little Hello Kitty to tuck into her grad gift. It's pretty cute so I'm sure she'll be happy.

The pattern for this Look-a-Like Hello Kitty is found here.
 I just appreciate you talented knitters who design patterns and then share them for free!
Now I'm off in search of some cider vinegar. I'm makimg pulled pork for sandwiches. I have a new panini press and we are thoroughly enjoying it.
After I get that situation under control, I'm going to start knitting a baby set for a new grand niece who will be arrive a little later this summer. 
It's fun to browse through the patterns although somewhat difficult to narrow it down to just one.
Stitch on!