Sunday, February 28

making my return to blogland...

even if this post doesn't amount to much, i am sure that anyone actually reading it will just be silently thrilled that it is something new... i did not fall off the face of the planet i assure you, i just became a really bad judge of how quickly time was passing. this cute bear has been keeping me company for a few weeks as i've sewn up his seams and made sure he is sufficiently stuffed, but he will soon be shipped off to a new home and hopefully become a fast friend of a new baby girl in my husband's extended family. this is one of my absolute favorite knitted toy patterns from toys to knit, and i've made him several times. also happily eating up my time has been the following mitten (soon to be mittens) from a pattern book that my mom gave me for Christmas. the patterns are so fun and it's the first time i've knit with laceweight yarn and size 0 needles (which is basically the equivalent of string and toothpicks). the process has been a little slow, but so fun and satisfying to see the end product!this little girl is another trial of my doll pattern that i wrote last fall. the same pattern as the batman, but obviously with girly variations and i think it turned out pretty fun.i again must apologize for subjecting the few of you that check this blog to "the last post of 2009" for a few months now. i will try to be better about not letting my posts become rare and stagnant. in the next few months i hope to get around to so many of the projects that i have had my eye on for awhile... and will attempt to not get sucked into the void of time again. maybe i should make a rule for myself that i have to post something at least once a week, if only a single snapshot of something that happened! i will try this out and see how i fare. (feel free to censure if i am slacking)

5 comments:

Vanessa said...

Oh I love that beautiful dusty purple color you used on that bear! You are so awesome to learn how to make stuffed toys I admire you!

emily ballard said...

I really love seeing all of these amazing things you make. Any chance I could hire you to knit something for my little boy for his birthday in April? He is very much into cowboys, pirates, and Superman.

Let me know: emily@thesonoragrill.com

greenhouse clippings said...

i love what you are doing!! and I can't believe that mitten. I hope it gets a companion.

the O's said...

I love it all Jes! It is so good to hear from you. The Teddy Bear is especially delicious

Love,
Linds

Megan said...

Hi!
Glad to see you back in blogland! I've been gone awhile as well. Way to go on the knitting, it's all beautiful as usual!