Monday, May 30, 2011

Knit Rewards of Winter

Such an opportune time.

February - Snow and Rain - Read and Knit!
March - Snow and Rain - Learn and Crochet!
April - Rain and Rain - Dream and Knit!
May - More Rain - Share!
Greta has used these past months to knit a friendly doll for her baby sister. Then she made matching clothes, two hats and two jumpers.
Her favorite books are Itty-Bitty Hats and Itty-Bitty Toys by Susan B. Andersen.
When she brought her sister to model her creations we were delighted to meet her mother and two brothers, too.
We are so grateful that Greta's Dad drives her to the Library every Wednesday to craft with us.
Such a lovely, generous, talented and creative family.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Amigurumi pictures

Here are two amigurumi made by our yarn enthusiasts; one is crochet and one is knit. These were donated to the Deming Library Youth Group, as prizes for accomplishments. Amigurumi are popular items for all young at heart. See previous blog, by Anne, for books with patterns

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Little Bits of Spring

Alleviate the "Big Project Mental Block". Take a break and make something quirky and small.Several years ago I blundered upon this little chicken pattern at Http://
It has become an Easter favorite.

The local 4H Club had booths and animal showing at the Lynden fair ground in March 2011. One of the booths presented the transition of fibers to projects. These felted bees were no bigger than the tip of a finger and...

this adorable wee family of sheep.

So many patterns of little creatures to knit and crochet are available at your local library.You can request any book that you don't see on your local library shelf by going online and searching the library catalog.

The Whatcom County Library System can be accessed online at

Some of my of favorite library books are:

Knitted wild animals by Sarah Keen
Knit & Purl PETS by Claire Garlandand
any publication that has AMIGURUMI in the title.