Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Yarn Along: Some Whimsical Knit Gifts

Hello, I though I would join along with Ginny for the Yarn Along this week now that the Birthday and Holiday crafting chaos is over. Whew! I though I would share some of the knitted gifts I made. Some gifts were made and given so quickly I didn't have time to photograph them but I did make time to photograph my favorites.

Fist up is a knit kitty for my animal loving baby girl:
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 Such a fun little knit and since the color changes where on the inside...no weaving in the ends. I  found the pattern here.


These cute little cacti were super fun to make. I made several in different sizes and one teeny cactus ornament. They are just so much fun. The felt flowers were purchased at JoAnns as were the teeny flower pots, but you can find the pattern here.

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  I made this fun cozy cowl for my mom, and made one for me too in a  grey natural wool color. It was so quick and the pattern was fun I will definately make more of these in the future. You can find this pattern here.

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And for Solomon's Birthday I made him Finn  the human and Jake the dog from his new favorite cartoon, Adventure Time. If you haven't seen it you should, it is very strange. Ben and I don't mind watching it with him the characters are so funny. You can watch an episode here.

I had a good time making these guys. It was the first time I have even done duplicate stitching. I am pumped and have so many ideas to use it in my own patterns. If only I had more time to knit these days...sigh. If you know an  Adventure Time fan you can find the pattern for free here.

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I just started reading Steven Kings Full Dark No Stars which is a collection of four novellas. I used to read and enjoy Steven King a lot when I was a kid and I haven't read any of his work since then. I used to be really into scary stories when I was young, not so much anymore but I really enjoy his writing style.

What are you knitting these days? Join along with Ginny.

7 comments:

EMMA said...

knitted cactus, how wonderful. I think my window sill needs some of these.

Leslie said...

Your kitty made me smile

Christine N said...

Oh my gosh. At first glance I thought the cacti we're real. When I showed my two year old your photos he lot up and said, "Jake! " Very cool projects!

Sandra said...

Oh my, I don't know where to start...everything you made is wonderful! The knitted cactus are amazing and the kitty is just so cute.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and taking time to leave a comment.

Sandra
tea and simplicity

SuzyQ said...

What a beautiful collection of projects! I love the kitty for your little one and the cowl looks really cosy. My daughter made me a cowl for my birthday, I'm a big cowl fan now :)

Lori ann said...

all so very cute! and your cowl is such a pretty color.

Taryn Kae Wilson said...

I think those knitted cactuses are so cute. :)