Knitwear Designer//Pattern Drafter//Author//Teacher

nature's birdfeeder

we have tons of honey bear blooms dying and drying, so i decided to cut them down and strip the dead petals.  i had planned on popping all the seeds out and letting the girls make bird feeders, but alas alizah was busy with her guitar and mae would rather be riding her bike.  then i thought the sunflowers themselves would do the trick!  i’ll save the bird feeder idea for the next batch of flowers.

hubs says my hanging sunflowers are like something out of “children of the corn” LOL

also finished alizah’s floor cushion the other night.  she likes it quite a bit, but mae has truly become attached to hers!  she insisted on bringing it to school for nap time yesterday and when she realized she had left it there last night i think there was a moment when she was about to freak out.  poor little girl!

here’s alizah’s:

this one went along super fast.  much faster than the first.  that’s a good sign!

in knitting news, i finished knitting one of the hats my step-dad has requested.  he’s a fireman and thought it would be brilliant to have beanies with the various crests embroidered on them for his fellow firefighters.  i ordered some peruvian highland wool and thought it would be best to give three options as far as style.  i’ll be doing one with raglan shaping, one with fold-up ribbing, and one very simple run of the mill beanie…

i also started a basket from the more last minute gifts book.  so far so good!

and this is the raglan shaping on the first fireman’s hat

one day off....

weekend fun