Tuesday, November 29, 2011
They are cute and goofy, and each one is a bit different. One has button eyes, the other embroidered eyes (safe for babies). We may use left over sock yarn to knit hats and there is at least one tutu request to dress up the girly monkeys!Here is a link to my tutorial for making sock monkeys. Just omit the black sock lining for the golf club and stuff full and sew shut.
I always have so much fun with my crafty friends!
Monday, November 28, 2011
The second is my Christmas knitting, piled into a two foot high tower! Makes it look like I am making some headway on my gift knitting list!
In the last week, I have been to the golf club three times to work on the Christmas decorating. Today was the last installment, with the front entryway completed. We put up the last huge wreath over the big window, and plugged it in... no lights! We fussed with it, but no luck... So now we have booked another day, to remove the 500 lights, and re-string a new set. About two more hours of work! It made me wonder... how many other festive Christmas decorating moments are spiced with colourful words like the ones that raced through my mind today.
Fah la la la lah... la la la lahhhhh!
Sunday, November 20, 2011
The monkey slippers are the Patons pattern (here). They are really quite quick to make and took two full cycles in the hot - heavy duty wash cycle. Buttons for eyes and ultra suede on the soles to prevent slipping finish them off.
The socks are my own favourite pattern (here). Using self striping sock yarns, I have around 8 - 10 pairs to make this season! My tiny bamboo needles are getting a workout (I have to watch they don't catch fire!)
I have also finished a larger garment, and will post the pattern and photos after Christmas.... I hope all your knitting gifts are underway. We need to pace ourselves, no need to add knitting stress! Knitting should be the relaxation after a long stressful day! Kick up your feet and grab a glass of wine (or cocoa) and your needles. Best times!
Saturday, November 12, 2011
It is the time of year when my blog becomes more secretive. I apologize for this. I know you like to see all the knitting I am doing, but most of it is Christmas knitting now, and I cannot reveal the secrets! I will still talk knitting and to that end, I had to show you the fabulous pattern that I found from Knitterbees blog! Angry Birds is such a huge hit, and the simple little critters make for great knitting. It is on my list of "things to knit" in the near future.
She also has a golf club cover version AND other characters from the game.... check it out HERE.
I hope you are busy with your gift knitting and I will continue to show you what I can and talk about patterns I find out there in web-land.
Friday, November 4, 2011
Here he is visiting Niagara Falls (the Canadian side of course because he doesn't have a passport).
Here he is playing with Aspen, our Parrotlet. She was a bit jeolous of the attention Stanley was getting and tried to bite him. She had to have a time out.