Sunday, June 20, 2010

Have you ever...

gone though a period where you just didn't feel anything was blog worthy?  Not that there isn't anything going on around here.  I have been dealing with all kinds of stuff on the personal side of life, but I made a promise to myself that I wouldn't post any of that "downer" type stuff that may come up.  I will say that the things I have been dealing with have helped to make me stronger, strengthened my resolve, brought life into even better focus, opened my eyes even more to who I want to be and what I want to do, and the stress has led to a considerable amount of working on projects.  Now my poor sewing machine has been sitting dormant for about 2 1/2 months now, but I think I have gotten to the point where I am starting to feel the pull to finish a quilty project.  For now I have some knitting finishes to share.  I have become totally enamored with toy knitting, and just love watching these little guys come to life.

First let me introduce you to Sox.  He is an Alan Dart design from Simply Knitting magazine. I just love his patterns. The detail is just wonderful.  Right now he is resting comfortably in my son's room :cD

Next up is baby bear. His pattern is from a leaflet that came with a magazine.  I was originally going to keep him but I may gift him away since I got this next guy finished and he is definitely staying here...

This is Ezio the yarn guarding bunny.  He is from the book Knitted Toys...21 easy-to-knit patterns for irresistible soft toys by Fiona McTague.  I will admit to modifying the pattern just a bit because I didn't like the way his head turned out the first time.  But I am thrilled with him now and he sits on top of the bin I have my small yarn stash in.

Finally, this is Snowman II who was made for my daughter.  Why Snowman II you ask.  Well, when she was little we met some friends for dinner. While waiting at the restaurant she fell in love with a toy snowman.  We ended up buying that snowman and she has carried him everywhere for years.  Recently Snowman went missing.  We are hoping he turns up somewhere, but I made her this one to keep her company until Snowman's return.  He will never replace that snowman from the restaurant, but my little one loves this one too, so that makes me happy.

The weather around here has been very nice as of late, and I am making efforts to get my running back on track so I think that is what I will be doing later today.  I have been wanting to get back to a local park I used to run at regularly and I am excited to get back out there.  I hope you are all having a great summer so far and have a wonderful day full of your favorite things :cD  Warmest country wishes!!