I recently borrowed Mini Knitted Woodland by Sachiyo Ishii from the library. Oh, the cuteness!
I added a pebble to the base of the stalk so it would stand up (which my son kindly painted red to match, even though it wouldn't be seen).
And a gnome to match. My daughter pointed out that the scale doesn't seem to be quite right, if this is meant to be the gnome's home! Oh well, still cute.
I am working on the forest floor still. So many green squares to knit! I'll share that next week hopefully.
I also knitted some cupcakes to go with the teaset she was being given, using the No Calorie Knitted Cupcake pattern, a free pattern on Ravelry.
I really love knitting toys and fun things like these, so it is great to have someone to gift them to.
I have also been working on an Ode To Doris, another free pattern on Ravelry. I have knitted this one a few times as it makes a great newborn baby gift.
I love my DPNs when working in the round, although I have just started using circulars as well. Maybe it is my old-fashioned streak that makes me want to stick with DPNs. Although one of my knitting goals for this year is to give magic loop a try.
Which do you prefer?
Another of my knitting goals for this year is to make a dent in my sock yarn and sock yarn minis collection. I subscribed to Knitcrate a while ago and have collected my own crates of yarn.
I have my eye on a few patterns for the minis - possibly Free The Minis by Amy Meeks or Land of Sweets by Helen Stewart. Has anyone knitted either of these or have any other suggestions for minis?
I have also been busily dyeing lots of yarn - it is so much fun and so addictive!
I have so many ideas for colours I would like to try. The shop is getting fuller every week!
Linking today with Rainbow Hare's Wool on Sundays - a woolly link up on the first Sunday of each month.
I would love to hear what woolly things you are all up to this week.