Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Amigurumi Family

Here is my little amigurumi family I have been working on since Christmas. Learning to make these little dolls has been such a fun experiment......and a totally new hobby for me, for sure....

From left to right we have Mousy, Junior, Egg Cozy, Penguin and Chloe the Chihuahua. Mousy, Chloe, Egg Cozy and Penguin all live at my friend Stef's house with their family. Junior, the large bear amigurumi lives here with my 3rd oldest son, Shiny.

You can find all sorts of patterns for amigurumi by google'ing or looking on ravelry.com. You do need to know how to crochet. It was hard to find amigurumi with knitted instructions.

BTW: Amigurumi are japanese crochet dolls.

I hope you're having a great sunny, spring day like we're having here in Washington State.


Friday, April 3, 2009

Busy Bee...

Balls are fun to knit and felt. I put a jingle bell inside to make it extra special.One of my offerings waiting to be listed on etsy.com. My etsy and ravelry id is knitshanknit if you wanna check-me-out! I am also available for custom orders. This scarf is knit in the Dream Swatch pattern from Manos de Uruguay wool. Rustic and cheerful!
The humble beginning to my knitted wool/soybean soaker. It is a newborn size, I think and will most likely be for sale on my etsy store.
And last but not least, here is a ballband washcloth from the delicious Mason Dixon Knitters. I am using a mysterious multicolored yarn from friend's stash donation. I think it has a bit of cotton in it. The white is Peaches and Cream. This pattern is actually from the company that manufactures Peaches and Cream.
That's all for now friends. Please stay tuned. I took some pictures of our last Sit and Knit nite and the process of blocking my Manos de Uruguay scarf.

I am thankful for the new knitting friends that God has brought my way. You know who you are M, S, R, K and J. Thanks for bringing the party to the last Sit and Knit...... 5 people that have come before couldn't this time, get it on your calendar so we can hang out and not get pre-empted by other activities.