Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Yarn Along

I meant to post this yesterday for Nicole's Crafting On series. But.. I didn't. For various reasons.

At any rate, here's what I've been working on:

Two bowls from leftover bulky yarn. Not enough to make anything worthwhile. And it turns out that these are kind of addictive. I looked over a bunch of patterns, saw how it was generally done, and winged it from there.

The Beast wanted to show these with some of his critters (made using Linda Dawkins' wonderful patterns).

Here's another that's waiting to be felted. It was knit from two strands of worsted yarn.

Still working on this hippo. Why, of why did I pick lace weight yarn?!

Microgreens shooting up. I didn't use the "proper" sunflower seeds (I used bulk-meant-for-eating seeds). I'm not sure how these will taste or when, exactly I should harvest them. I'll be Googling that today, I guess.

From Friday through Monday I spent every free moment working on gnomes for the shop. I ran out of felt, can you believe that? My regular source isn't stocking any more so I've had to seek alternate places. It's more expensive and hopefully at least equal quality. Sadly this means that all gnomes listed after 2/15/13 will be $4.50 each rather than $4 each. Which, if you shop around on Etsy, isn't an unreasonable price. Anyway, buying the felt spent all of my "chicken money." I realize you have to spend money to make money, but it's still depressing.

Reading! I forgot to take a picture of what I'm reading. Oops. Currently I'm reading Made from Scratch by Jenna Woginrich (I picked up two of her other books from the library yesterday) and The Death Relic by Chris Kuzneski (a LibraryThing Early Reviewer book).

Linking up with Ginny for the Yarn Along.


  1. Love that camel! Sorry to hear about the felt. I've been reading Jenna's blog for year and years. So fun to see how she has grow over the years.

  2. Harvest and enjoy those sprouts now, they look ready to me.

    Love the bowls with the handles, great idea and one I will be borrowing :).

    Melissa, chickens aren't expensive to keep, really they aren't. I spend more money on four dogs than I do on 13 chickens. How many hens do you want and are you planning on having a rooster?

  3. Oh my goodness - that hippo head is so cute!

  4. boy have you been a busy crafting knitting bee!! I am amazed at all that you have accomplished! the hippo looks like a hippo before he is a hippo :D

  5. That hippo is so great...another Mamma4earth pattern? I drooled over that fox, AGAIN and have the pattern now. Will start it once I finish Margot's rainbow horse. And those bowls...I need to make some. I'd love to do them as Easter baskets for my kids! I just ordered some wool felt from a Canadian business (I'm in Canada) and was so excited when it arrived...with a dozen peg people. You inspire me a lot these days! I started 10 love bugs today...they're all painted and waiting for felt "stripes"! Cute gifts for my kids, nieces, and the kids' teachers tomorrow!

  6. Love the hippo!!! (and the other animals too)

  7. Those bowls look great, I made a few for Christmas as presents. Those sprouts look yummy and ready to eat, have you got them in soil? I don't usually bother just keep them moist and rinse over with water each day.

  8. look at what you made! the bowls and animals are wonderful! <3

  9. Loving the bowls, and the hippo is going to be darling!

  10. love all your makings, that hippo is amazing!

  11. I always love seeing all your creations! So much cuteness :)