mice

Since I still have Fair Isle on my brain, here’s a quick little project to get your toes wet and use up your tiny scraps. Fair Isle Mice! How adorable! I might need to make one this week.

mice

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all the knitting

How about a knitting update? I have been just knitting my little heart out. It’s the perfect thing when you don’t have much energy for anything else. I was also motivated by the fact that my sister is having a baby girl in October, and there isn’t much that’s more fun to knit than tiny, cute, baby things. I’m doing my best to make sure she’ll be cozy and warm for her first winter. These photos all showed up previously as Instagram photos, but I’ve sent everything away, so they will have to do for now. Click the photos for my Ravelry project pages, links below go to the pattern pages.

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Patterns are:
Cascade // Beyond Puerperium // Sleeping Cedars

Is this not the cutest set? I also added little pearly buttons to the cardigan.

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Semis de Printemps // Béguin de Printemps

I didn’t want my other niece to be too jealous of her new baby sister, so I made a couple things for her as well. I love that little teddy bear pattern, and will probably make more, including one for myself because he’s just so cute. I added the garter stitch scarf in yarn to match the sweater.

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Sweet Peasy // Brambles Bear

I did make some things for myself, but need to get some better photos. There are also multiple adult sweaters underway at the moment, but they take so much longer than baby sweaters, I admit that I’ve fallen victim to the instant gratification of knitting tiny things. It’s still so warm, but I’m sure my motivation to finish the bigger projects will increase once it starts cooling off.

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tiny and cute

I have important things to do, but I took a little time here and there over the past few days to make a tiny pink bunny. Because sometimes you just need to do something pointless like that. 

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I can't take much credit for the cuteness, I used a pattern and kit from The Old Pincushion, purchased over a year ago. She has lots of very cute patterns (and the supplies) for various little creatures, I can wholeheartedly recommend her shop.

And now I'm patting myself on the back for actually finishing a project, even though it is quite tiny. 

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Most of the sewing was done by hand. I am not particularly talented with this, or with making small things. It's not something I will probably do very often, but the challenge of it is fun once in a while. 

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I'm quite tempted by the tiny elephant pattern. Perhaps I should order it now, so I can make it next year.

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Do you like hand sewing and making tiny things? 

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simple softies

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I don't think I mentioned this book yet. See that little pink bunny in the middle? That's one of two contributions I made to this sweet little book of softies for kids (and everyone else, too!) to make. There's also a peeper pattern in there. It's only available in Australia, so I hope all you lucky Australians pick up a copy! As you can tell from the cover, there are some super cute things to make. I think I might need a pink stuffed submarine.

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productive

Today I covered my camera strap with cute fabric.

Strap1 

It was a vintage wool Liberty of London tie I had squirreled away, waiting for just the right project. I really love it.

Strap2 

I was feeling like I haven't been very productive lately, but I actually have been working on some things. I'm just a little scattered right now.

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Two little softies will be on their way to Australia this week for a new book, and I've finally figured out a pattern for the pink and brown quilt I need to make.

My new little layer, on the other hand, has been very productive. One of her very first eggs was a double yolker

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And two last words: Greek Nachos. Yum. Okay, that was three words. 

Nachos

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