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Friday, April 24, 2009

The Knitted Bunny's New Home

Now that I'm knitting and crocheting quite a bit again, that strange blister under my thumb is breaking out again. Does anyone else have this issue? It gets all red and irritated, then eventually the skin all peels off like a blister and starts all over again.

Anyway here are some more photos of my trip to San Luis Obispo CA last week.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Tiny Sweater Knitting

This teeny tiny knitting is truly a bit of magic.

This teeny tiny knitting is truly a bit of magic.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Coffee Cozies

I need to design some coffee cozies. I don't use those paper sleeves all that much but as I've been traveling I'm going through about 4 a day. And I realize my daughter would use one a lot if she had it. And when I got her coffee this morning it was so hot that the thin paper sleeve didn't really work anyway. I like the coffee cozies with cabling on them so maybe I'll try that. And I like the ones that look like little corsets.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Magenta Scarf

I got a little knitting done today on a magenta scarf. I'm out of acrylic yarn so I'll have to wait until I get some more. It's a nice wide scarf. A silver brooch would look lovely on it. I'm going to use 2 other colors on it. I'll decide which colors when I see what's available at the store. Or if I get home before I get to the store I'll use my existing stash. I really don't have the room to store any more yarn so I'd like to use what I have. And I don't want to move it all again. Not that yarn is heavy, but it's bulky. We bought some of those suction bags to store it in, but then I read yarn should never be stored in plastic. So now what?


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Bunny One is Done

I'm almost finished with the camel and pink yarn bunny. I made him a fuzzy green scarf out of fun fur last night. Now I just need to make a carrot and then wrap him up for my grandson. I meant to give it to him last Sat. but the event was just too busy and his mom took him home straight away afterwards because it was cold and windy at the beach. But today I'm driving down to Santa Maria to spend the night with them so I'll get to see him lots.

I've already started another bunny in a technique I learned from a book on Sat. This one is in Lion Brand wool in the color called 'pumpkin'. The head has a gusset. I just hope I'm sewing it together right because the only directions the book had was 'sew the two pieces together and leave an opening for stuffing'. One piece is shaped like a diamond and the other like a long rectangle with a pinch in the middle. We'll see.


Monday, April 13, 2009

Pink and Brown Bunny

I took a lot of photos of my knitted bunny today. I have it all assembled. Tomorrow I'll do the face, wrap it and give it to my grandson on Tues. Then I'll make another one for my Etsy shop now that I have the pattern worked out. I'll have to wait until I get home to my own computer to post the photos though. I have some orange yarn with me so I may knit a carrot to go with it. And if I have time I'll make a green scarf for the bunny nexk.

Friday, April 03, 2009

Another Bunny

This photo shows the colorway of the new wool bunny. I had to start over five times to get the face the right shape. I kept ending up with a little volcano nose. My cat tried to steal the yarn last night and kidnap it. I'm making this one on DPN's too. The yarn is Lion Brand Autumn Sunset.