Monday, October 5, 2009

shorter days, less time

Wow! I had no idea the Owl Tuque would be so popular. I can't wait to write that nice cheque for the Ecomuseum. I hope to see more of your projects soon. It should be interesting to see what yarns you use, and how they turn out. This might be a good project for odd skeins of hand-spun too.

I wish I had more interesting news and photos to share with you. I've been doing a lot of Autumn-related stuff: transplanting perennials and doing a bit of garden clean-up, putting up batches of different preserves, going for long walks on the rare nice days, suffering through our first colds of the season, and trying to work up some fun Halloween toy ideas for you. Unfortunately for that last one, my knitting time has been pretty scarce the last several weeks.

One project I had going was a cute and furry monster made from the Fuzzy Lamb pattern. I really don't see how I will find time to finish it, though. The basic idea was to use crazy/colourful eyelash or other furry yarn for the main colour, and a smooth coordinating yarn for the contrasting colour. Then I was going to add little I-cord horns, and maybe some pointy felt teeth. *sigh* It would have been so awesome. Feel free to use any of these ideas and let me know, so I can share your finished monsters here!

The other Halloween idea I had was a costume, but the yarn for it only arrived today. If I use my evening knitting time (usually reserved for socks) I should be able to get it done by this weekend. If I don't get it done in time for the holiday, I'll share it anyway because I'm pretty sure some of you will like it.

Even if I don't get any new toys out there for Halloween, you could always try my Bat pattern. He's pretty cute, if I say so myself :)

P.S. The messaging system on Lulu is broken, and I haven't been able to check my messages there for at least a couple weeks. If you need to contact me, please use my email (barbara at fuzzymitten dot com)


Anonymous said...

Is that pumpkin pattern available? Where can I go about it? It is soooo adorable!! Bat is cute, too!

Barbara Prime said...

Thanks! The pumpkin is included in the Bat pattern, which you can find through the links above.

Unknown said...

I totally bought that for a friends baby that was born last month. Im going to put a rattle inside of it when I knit it up. :) (the bat, I am leaving out the pumpkin) They are gothy, so it suits. I am totally in love with your patterns, and am doing the pug atm.