Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Robin Egg Blue, Look No Longer!

I FOUND IT! It's been hard to find a yarn that invokes the feeling of robin's egg blue, as well as, have it felt beautifully and consistently. The yarn is Lamb's Pride Nature Spun sport weight, #115 Bit of Blue. I love using this yarn when I knit the Woolly Nest & Eggs pattern.

my favorite nest of all times

When knitting a nest, think like a bird but don't be limited by the traditional bird-like colors: muddy-brown or dusty-gray. Any nest color can be coordinated to match a funky ribbon or yarns used for your eggs. For additional whimsey, change out the egg colors!

The nests below are both knit using the same pattern directions. But the smaller nest used a strand of sport weight rather than worsted weight yarn. Sport weight yarn and size 8 dps creates a smaller nest, a perfect size for one little baby bird egg. Make your own family nest and fill it with an egg for each child in your family. A great new baby gift idea!

And finally, the Easter-basket nest! Fill this nest with decorative, whimsical knitted eggs or how about edible eggs, colorfully wrapped chocolate truffles! Who says they have to look like a 'real' bird laid them?

With this whimsical nest, be sure to buy a few colorful feathers to line its bottom. Dyed bird feathers can be found in a hobby store. They create a perfect cushion, as well as, a fun accent color for your little eggs! 

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Woolly Bunnies Pattern Revisions.

I have completed the changes to the Woolly Bunnies pattern and the new pattern has returned from the printer. These revisions are the result of many requests for back legs on the laying-down bunny. I also took the opportunity to reposition the front paws on the sitting-up bunny, as well as, moving his ears slightly higher on the head. The revisions are relatively simple and purely aesthetic.

I am new to the pdf download-business, so let me know if you have any troubles. Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Hoppy Bunnies. A Bit More Hip Hop.

I have recently revised the Woolly Bunnies pattern. I rarely do revisions, but I have been wanting to make a few changes to this pattern for awhile now.

What's new? First off, I added back paws to the laying-down bunny, as per several requests from customers. Secondly, I raised the arms of the sitting-up bunny to a slightly higher position (not visible in this photo). And finally,  I positioned the sitting-up bunny's ears higher up on its head so its face is looking more forward rather than so upward as before. I am really pleased with all of these changes. Hope you will too!

Already have the old bunny pattern? Soon I will have a downloadable pdf available for you with all the updates on it. Then you can write in the changes on your existing pattern. Let me know what you think.