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.