Sunday, August 28, 2011

Annie - the baby pink elephant

I have named my little baby elephant toy Annie. I finished kitting her earlier last week.
Then I realised she doesn’t have a tail. Elephants have tails right? But the knitting instruction did not give direction for a tail. SoI made one up for little Annie.
She is all in order now.
I hope you are too.
Have a great weekend.

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Material used: Double knitting

Needle size: 3.50 mm

Pattern: Elijah by Ysolda Teague

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Rained In

It is hurricane season with us and it rains more or less every day now. Turn on the sound loud if you want to hear the rain.

When we get rained in like this, Poppy and I would hide out in my craft room. While I picked up the stitches to make the elephant body… Poppy worked on her treat. Making progress with the little toy.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Doggie Story: Noisy Neighbors

Last year, on Poppy’s birthday, I posted a doggie story. Well, it is that time of the year again. I will share another story with you.

When we first moved to our home it has this heavy brown front door with a metal frame. The house sits in a large tropical garden.
One late evening my husband and I settled down to watch a movie. Suddenly, we heard a loud noise resonated through the house. It sounded like a wild animal’s mating call, or some sort of strange big bird, I thought it was coming from the tree tops outside in the backyard.

As you can imagine, Poppy went mental and insisted on going out to investigate. I went with her. I used a powerful torch light to scan the tree tops, I couldn’t see anything. Poppy searched the yard and she turned up nothing.

A couple of days later that noise happened again. I was in the kitchen preparing dinner and thought it came from the front garden this time. I went to the front door with Poppy by my side. As I stood there with the door opened, the animal made the noise again. Poppy started sniffing the door up and down and found the source of the noise.

Can you see the white arrow on the door?

A closer look...

Tree frogs. You wouldn’t think these small creatures made those big noises, but they did.

We changed our front door. Poppy can relax now, no more noisy neighbors.

Happy birthday Poppy. Happy seven years' old.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Unfinished business

I am not a pink person so when I was given some pink yarns they stayed in my stash for a long while. Since I am on a stash busting mission I thought I would use it up by making a jacket. It is a thick yarn it would be a quick project, right?

Here is the back. The left and right front.

The sleeves.

Then the edging.

Just a few more rounds...but I run out of yarn Oooooo%$#@*&^!! I sewed everything in as I went, locking all the threads, so there is no way I am going to undo this.

This yarn is discontinued. Patons Beehive Shetland Chunky Shade 9012 Lot 39210.

Let's hope someone will sell them on the internet. Right now this little unfinished business is going back to stash! Not a quick project after all.