Saturday, May 29, 2010

Beatrix Potter's Knitting Animals II

This post and the previous post are in memory of my friend's bunny Hortense, who passed away a little while ago.

Cat knitting:

Buying wool from Mrs Flock:

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Beatrix Potter's Knitting Animals

Such adorable drawings, I had to share.

Here's a knitting mouse, from Appley Dapply's Nursery Rhymes:

And here's a knitting rabbit from the Tale of Benjamin Bunny, with a little description of what she knits.

The Oxford English Dictionary defines muffetee as:

"[Apparently irregularly < MUFF n.1 + -EE suffix2, with insertion of -et- (perhaps compare -ET suffix1). Perhaps compare NECKATEE n.] 1. A kind of mitten. Also: a kind of muff worn on the wrist for warmth or to protect the cuff; a wristlet. Now hist. {quotes cut out} 2. A muffler worn round the neck. Brit. regional.rare. a1890 E. WAUGH Tufts of Heather (1892) I. 25 He'd a thick, red wool muffatee reawnd his neck."

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Lovely Lace

Hurry and visit Lottery Girl's blog to meet the lovely Jean Claude! Here he is being prepped, and here he is being modelled. Gorgeous! I can't wait to try my hand at lace.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Another Gift Set

I completed this blanket a little while ago but waited until I had the entire baby shower gift set to showcase.
The picot edging came after I learned to do it with the Victorian shawl; now I want to use it everywhere!

And now, for the first time in a long time, I only have two projects on the go - the kilt hose and the scallop-edged blanket. After that, I've got two socks and two sweaters I've promised to others. And then we'll see...