i forget when i started knitting for christmas but it was many months ahead of time. in the end i finished one project – but it was a cute one!
i made a pair of coordinated bunnies for my sister-in-laws twin boys. they are just ten months old so i kept them small and soft with matching blankets.
this pattern comes from kate gilbert and is truly amazing. the bunnies are knitted in one piece and then stitched up in different parts. it makes a great pattern to work on as you move around because there are no loos pieces and the bunnies are cute as can be.
so when i started knitting this fall – hoping to actually make some gifts this year I didn't know I'd stick with it…but there has been
this piece is actually done – as far as the knitting goes. it need a few things, like stuffing, but i'll get to that.
there will be some finished project pics at some point, but that will have to wait as this is a gift (although some are too little to surf!).
i've had this plan before. knit in the fall so i have actual thoughtful christmas and chanukah presents…
well this year there is actually some progress on that idea!
this month went so fast that i was sure i posted this on friday and i see that i last posted 5 days ago. did i really lose almost a whole week?
this week i was so excited to find a friend's yarn in a brand new, small, all local food store. i was beyond excited really and couldn't help but buy some. she makes the rest of us look bad when it comes to local.
she raises the sheep, shears the sheep, spins the wool. grows the garden, harvests and makes all natural dye. dyes the wool. besides that she's a really nice human and beautiful.
i noticed that when i got the yarn home – while excited to knit – i was really most excited to wind the yarn. it's so exciting to see the yarn spin up into this ready to use little ball – so much potential.
here's to an amazing fall!