Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Boo to Ewe

Halloween is such an amazingly fun holiday. It occurs in my favorite time of year, the fall! Growing up in Northeastern Oklahoma, the weather would be starting to get cool, and the leaves on the beautiful maple tree in our yard would be turning gorgeous colors of red and yellow. That coupled with getting to dress up like something that you're not, was so cool!

My daughters love Halloween as well. They start planning their Halloween costumes for the next year the day after Halloween. We usually go through several different ideas before we finally settle on the end result, but the end result is always fun. This year both of my daughters have decided to be witches for Halloween. I think this is the first year that we are going to be something remotely Halloweenish, and not a fairy princess, or something like that.

I joined a knitted community online called Ravelry. One of the groups that I belong to is called Fuzzy Mitten, which is the name of one of the knitting toy designers. We recently did a Fall swap, so I decided to knit an animal with a witch costume in honor of the witch decision this year on the costumes!

The lamb that I did ended up being about 3 inches larger than what the pattern called for due to the bulky yarn that I used, but the yarn made a great lamb. I was thrilled with how cute she turned out! This is the first of my critters for Halloween. I'm also knitting a bunny to be auctioned off at our school carnival, so more to come on her later!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

A Baby Gift Bunny

I recently came across a pattern for a new bunny that I fell in love with. The designer is Susan Hickson, and her site is Mary Jane's Tearoom on Etsy. Her patterns are just unbelievable!

My daughters both have had the same wonderful Kindergarten teacher, who has been a big part of our lives for the last few years. She baby sat for us before she was married, and we just love her. When we found out she was having a baby girl, we wanted to do something special for her. I decided that the Daisy Rabbit pattern was just perfect. She turned out even better than I expected!!
I have lots of plans for this pattern, and am working now on a basket to be auctioned off at my daughters school carnival to raise money for the school. More pictures to follow on that!
My knitting lately has turned to thoughts of more Halloween critters to follow as well!