Monthly Archives: February 2010

Hearts, Hearts Everywhere

I’ve been slowly knitting Nathan a blanket. I have about sixty rows left. I haven’t been getting much else done. Knitting is slow going. Lately I haven’t found it as calming and relaxing. I don’t know why. I dread saying it, as if giving voice to it will make it stick, but knitting has been feeling like a chore. Maybe it’s just that I’ve been stuck on Nathan’s blanket for months.

So, I decided to take a break and work on something quick and fast.
Crochet heart

A little amigurumi heart. Isabelle loved it. She wore it as a necklace.
Crochet heart

I’ve just had hearts on my brain.
Heart pancake

Maybe that’s why my new banner is so sickly sweet hearty. I don’t love it but I do love the dottiness inspired by Bethany.

Project Notes
Pattern: Amigurumi Hearts at Owlishly

Groundhogs and More Groundhogs

I don’t usually celebrate groundhog day in any way, shape, or form. But this year is going to be different. Did you see the groundhog pouch I mentioned in my “I heart” section.

Well, the creative bug hit me when I saw it. I wanted to make all sorts of groundhog related items. Groundhog toys and hats and EVERYTHING!! But it was late and Nathan was fussing. So, I thought I’d just do something quick. I had an idea percolating in my head so I told Isabelle I was going to make her some groundhogs. And since we don’t ever remark on the day, she had no idea what I was talking about. She said, “what’s that going to taste like?” Bwa ha ha!

Well this is what popped into my head:
Groundhog garland
A groundhog garland. Sorry for the quality of the picture. Like I said, it was late and Nathan was fussing. I was rushing. If I had more time and didn’t have a fussing Nathan maybe I would have spaced the little groundhogs further apart. And I did cut them out rather messily. And do these even look like groundhogs? They seem more hamster like to me. Oh well, you get the idea. It was just easy and fast. Cut them out and run them through the sewing machine.

It’s totally silly and why would you need one or want one? But if you want, you can make a groundhog garland of your own. Or a hamster garland. Whatever they are.
A buttload of groundhogs
You decide.

Maybe tomorrow we’ll make a big iron on groundhog toy. You can too!

Rolling on Snakes

Last night. Or the night before that. Wait. Oh yes, it was Monday when I was working on the groundhogs. All my days are running together.

Back to what I was saying. The other night Nathan rolled over by himself! I tried to get a picture but he was just too fast. So, I took some yesterday. And look what else! I didn’t know you could share a Flickr set as a slideshow like this: