Wednesday, June 04, 2008

This Becomes...


Hi Knitters,
Don't you love it when this becomes...

...these? I spotted this project here and have been bird crazed ever since.

The underside of the birds have a contrasting print which doesn't show in my photos. I am making a bunch more of these birds to use as little gifts or I think they would look great all thrown in a basket together.

The fabric I am using is from her and here. She did a more than fantastic interview awhile back that is worth a listen. There is a lot going on in her life. She's an admirable sort. I am using some of the Chocolate Lollipop collection in my upcoming book. It's adorable.

I love it when a ball of this....

becomes these. I am on my fourth cozy right now. I am giving them for teacher gifts.

It looks like Cider Moon doesn't have this colorway available any longer. It is called Bikini Bottom in reference, I am sure, to Sponge Bob Square Pants, a longtime favorite at my house. This is the first time I have knitted with this yarn and it is fantastic. It is so soft and fun to work with.

My older daughter taught me how to make these become....

...little boxes. Her teacher taught her class how to make the boxes out of greeting cards yesterday and we made a bunch last night. What a perfect way to recycle old cards. The kids love making the boxes.

My youngest daughter wrote a tiny thank you note to her teachers and tied it up with some Cotton Classic. She gave the boxes to her teachers today. I didn't even know she was doing this until the last minute before she left for school. I quickly took a picture before she left.

I have one last this becomes that for you. I love it when this (and I mean the eggs) becomes that. I have been dreaming of that egg and toast breakfast all week, right down to the steaming hot latte in the orange mug. I've got to go out for breakfast soon, it is my favorite meal of the day. Breakfast at a restaurant always seems like such a treat to me.

On another birdie like note, check out this site. I especially like this craft.
best, susie
p.s. I am totally making Kristin's egg recipe sometime soon. Yum.

10 comments:

Lauren said...

My grandfather taught me how to make those boxes when I was a kid. I loved them, and later strung them up on the christmas tree. They looked like tiny presents.

peaknits said...

The fabric and little birds are darling! And the fruit holders - so need to make some for me. oh, and gifts too! :) And I agree - breakfast at a restaurant is a major treat - um, can you say Original Pancake House? to die. we should knit there!

Betz White said...

what a cute post! I saw those birdies online last week and printed out the pattern too. maybe a teacher gift?

When I lived in Atlanta, the restaurant "The Flying Biscuit" was my FAVE breakfast spot. I still dream of it!

Oiyi said...

My sister sent me the link to the bird pattern a few days ago. Yours look so cute.

Knitterella said...

Love your birdies! Wouldn't 2 on a wedding gift be cute - you know, Love Birds!

*It's so funny to see your birds from SpoolSewing today because that is exactly what I worked on last night (and almost in the same fabric! - I say, great minds think alike ;)

Michelle said...

I just bookmarked those birds the other day. How darling! My daughter loves birds so I'd love to make the mobile version with the birds perched on sticks. thanks for more inspiration!

Wool Winder said...

I knit your cozy for a ball of sock yarn the other day. It was fun to make and works great! I'll post pictures on my blog next week.

amy said...

do you have the directions/patter/site to make those boxes?

they're so cute -

Hilary said...

What a neat project those birds are! My Christmas tree is all birds... may have to make some of those to perch on the branches this Christmas.

When I was in college I ate an egg sandwich almost every morning for breakfast... yum. With home-grown eggs, too. You could always tell when the chickens had gotten out of the coop and into the garden because the eggs would taste like onion greens. :-)

Anonymous said...

have you checked out her stuff? thought of her when I saw your birds. very cute - love the fabric!

http://www.woollysomething.com/