Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Yarn Along






Another Christmas present complete...a Milo for Reece. I am so pleased with how it turned out and am pretty sure it will fit him perfectly. I really want to try it on him but don't want to have him like it and not want to take it off, which could happen, really. So it has been put away with the rest of the Christmas knitting until the holiday season arrives.

I felted up the bowl this week and it turned out even better than the first one. I am so excited to have an easy go to pattern for these, they will make lovely little gifts this holiday season.

If you like this lovely felted bowl, leave me a little comment below and you could win it. Yes, I am doing a little giveaway as a way to say thank you to all of you who visit my space and share your thoughts. Your presence here means a lot. I will draw a winner and announce it in this post on Friday September 14.

Reading has been all doula reading this week. I managed to sneak out of the house for a few hours on Saturday afternoon. I hit the coffee shop, got myself a big cup of green tea and enjoyed some quiet time to study and read. It was lovely and something I will be doing again soon.


And this little guy wanted in on the post. He was peeking out of our little cottage in the backyard while I was taking pictures of my knitting. It seems he has found himself a little place to nest in the walls of the cottage. He better find a new spot, or else...

What are you knitting and reading this week?

And the winner is: 

Comment #7 from Mama Gone Green

Congratulations!

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Linking up with Nicole at Frontier Dreams for Keep Calm Craft On

Linking up with Ginny at Small Things for Yarn Along.



25 comments:

  1. Oh poor little squirrel. We have been trapping mice in our house. It's sad but it is necessary. I hope he relocates on his own accord. Lovely Milo! I love the neutral color :)

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    1. He is actually a chipmunk and I too hope he moves out on his own. The mice have not yet made an appearance in our home, but they will soon. When you live in an old schoolhouse built in 1878 you can't keep them out.

      Thank you :)

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  2. I showed Bea the bowl and she gave it a BIG beaming smile :)

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  3. I love the knitted bowl! And I love your pictures of it. And thank you for the pattern as well.

    Karen

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  4. OK, I know you don't want the little guy living in the walls of the cottage, but he sure is cute! Love the Milo for Reece! The graduation of the stripes is so cool. And you bowl is so adorable!

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    1. Yes, he is cute, but he must get out! Thanks, and the stripes was all in the yarn, nothing to do with me at all, well except when I ran out of yarn, I searched the new roll to make sure I was matching it up right :)

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  5. What a fun little bowl! One more reason to take Rhythm of the Family off the wish list and just buy it already! I have had the worst luck with felting, though . . .

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  6. I really like the yarn you used. It looks very soft. We have a squirrel who likes to eat out of my bird feeders and climb on the roof. They are certainly mischievous. Happy Knitting!

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    1. Thanks, it is an alpaca/merino blend, and it super soft. Mischievous...I totally agree :)

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  7. What a great vest! And your bowl is so sweet- it looks like a nest up in that tree!

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  8. Lol, we had a squirrel take up residence in our screened in porch, a week later a stray cat adopted us, suddenly, no more squirrel!

    Love the Milo for Reece, the colours are fantastic. i think I might knit up a few for my guys as Julien hates wearing sweaters but will happily wear a vest. The bowls are great. I am in the process of redoing our play/school room and these would be perfect for our nature toys (pinecones, rocks, shells etc.). I think that will be my knitting for the weekend.

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    1. Hmmm...maybe I need to get a cat :)

      And thanks. I bet Julien would love it. Totally agree these bowls would be perfect for that.

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  9. I love the felted bowls! I will have to try that pattern! :)

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  10. I love your milo! I need to make a few this fall and I love how soft and fuzzy that one turned out. :) I'm sharing toddler leg warmers and my mama scarf this week. Happy knitting!

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    1. Thanks! I think everyone should make one, they are so fun to knit up and look just adorable on little ones :)

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  11. Love the milo! Yes, we just found a mouse in our shed outside. I guess the little critters know fall is coming.

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    1. Thanks Josee. And yes, those little critters definitely know fall is coming.

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  12. Yeah! I would love to win this! I was just thinking this afternoon as I read this post (and then forgot to comment) how nice these bowls would be for our nature table or for small rock crayons and other small art supplies.

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    1. I totally agree with you KC, I think the first one I knit will be on our nature table for fall. And I want to do some in bright, vibrant colours for Reece's creative space.

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  13. Thanks Kim! Can't wait... we have been doing a big purge and reorganization and this bowl will be perfect for some sort of collection.... :)

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