Thursday, May 14, 2009

A Little Shawl

The pattern is called Little Arrowhead Shawl. This was a fast knit. The yarn started out as the Branching Out scarf, which I ripped out to make this shawlette. It wasn't hard, but I did have to watch out that I didn't forget my yarn overs.

The model is my armless mannequin. I had to drag it out in the backyard to get better light.
And I did have to avoid the gopher holes.

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Which One is Cuter?



What do you think? A lawn wrecking gopher, or a soft hedgehog knit and felted out of wool? OK, I think my hedgehog is cuter. He didn't take long to knit, though I started him last year. He was left unfinished in a bag until I found the right kind of yarn to complete the project. The eyes and nose are needle felted. Unstuffed, he makes a fun puppet.
The gopher took up residence in my back yard last week, digging his way across the lawn. He kindly posed for this picture in the middle of digging a hole. I'm hoping he will find my neighbor's lawn tastier.

Friday, May 01, 2009

Random Photos

Favorite Sign

Butterfly on Avocado Leaf