Friday, March 26, 2010

Feeling Icky

I have been feeling icky of late. So tired and icky, that I have barely managed to have the strength to pick up the needles.

Pretty much, this is all I have managed to make in the past three weeks... three little felted hats...about 3 inches high... made to wear on some felted animals made by my friend, Debbie Pettid, owner of the amazing Reading Reptile bookstore. The animals are from the book, "Why Do You Cry?" by Kate Klise.
Anyway, I told Deb (weeks ago) that I could whip up the little party hats for her animals. Little did I know that I was coming down with a nasty virus that has hung on (uninvited) for an extremely long time. So today, I managed to knit and felt these just in time for Kate Klise's visit to the Reptile. Perhaps I can muster up the energy to knit a few Easter items this weekend. I hope so, but I won't hold my breath. Especially since it is hard enough as it is to just breathe.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

It Might Not Be Mutual

It's kind of obvious that Hugs is taken with Sandy, Genevieve's Blythe. I don't think the admiration is mutual.
However, her lack of enthusiasm does not seem to squelch his.
Hugs is knit from the wonderful Hugs + Squoze pattern by Anna Hrachovec of Mochimochi Land. I still have to knit Squoze (Hugs's little friend) and perhaps when Squoze is finished, Sandy can get a break.

If you go to the Mochimochi Land Blog (search through the archives for Blythe + Hugs) and you will find the first picture here posted over there!!! Anna's blog is my favorite, and I am thrilled she liked the picture of Hugs + Blythe.
I love Anna's patterns ... they are really well written and her toys are so darling. I can't wait for her book to come out this early summer!

Hugs to all of you! Remember Spring is near!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


Lately Genevieve has been making disguises for her dolls. I think her Blythe looks rather snappy in this chic mustache and top hat ensemble.

I love the is way vintage. I don't know what doll it came from originally, but it was always in the Barbie case that belonged to my older sisters. I have always loved that dress, and now my girls love it too. I think Sandy looks smashing in it.