Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Ahhh, meditative knitting!

See this? Nice, eh? I'm still fiddling with my buddy bags but took some time to do some needed meditative knitting. You now, while I sort out my ideas for the buddies.

It's the Noro Striped Scarf from Brookly Tweed. Though I'm knitting it in Kureyon (rather than Silk Garden) which may have been a mistake because it's a little scratchy against the neck. It's a little, whats-the-word, rustic! But it's fun watching the colours play out against one another and it's nice to knit something you don't have to think about whatsoever!

I'm still chugging along on my Buddy Bags though and your positive response so far has been very encouraging! I'd say I'm about 85% done and my new goal is to make the pattern available this weekend. In the meantime though, here's a preview (above) of the Birdie Buddy Bag.

It's my new favourite! Actually, I put the finishing touches on the Buggy Buddy Bag since my last post: embroidering eyes, dots and adding antennae. And it's my favourite, too ;0) Actually that's what's slowing me down a bit. I want to include 4 alternatives with the pattern but want each to be the cutest ever and live up to the other ones and I think I set the bar really high with the Buggy Bag. I can't tell you how often I've ripped appliqué's this week. It's a good thing this yarn can take the abuse ;0)

Happy Knitting!


  1. your buddy bags are so cute!
    love the colors that you used and the imagination to create more cute dools in front! Love it:)

  2. Anonymous4:38 p.m.

    I thought the ladybug was the cutest, but the birdy is even cuter! I love the tone-on-tone color combos too.

  3. I love the buddy bags, and have a 4 yearo old niece who would just love to have one for her birthday! I'll be purchasing a pattern as soon as it's available.

    Kureyon softens up a LOT if you soak it in Eucalan and/or Woolite.

  4. Precious! Precious! Precious! Can't wait for the pattern!

  5. Another cute one! Cant wait to see them all!

    Pretty scarf too:o)

  6. Anonymous1:43 a.m.

    Don't hurry, I can imagine how busy you are with little people. The bags are soooo cute I'm happy to wait ;)

  7. I love your buddy bags, and I looking forward to the pattern!

    Lovely scarf also. I've found a shop here in Barcelona where they sell Noro and now I know I'll buy some from them!

    Finally, I like your blog very much. Very inspiring and a joy to read.

  8. Those bags are going to be a hit! I can't wait to see all of them complete. :)

  9. So cute - can't wait for the pattern!

  10. Oh I love the buddy bag you made. How cute. Love the Noro scarf too, but I get itchy from that yarn. I am making a merino scarf at the moment, and it cant knit up fast enough.

  11. Anonymous9:43 p.m.

    The buddy bags are just adorable!! I can't wait to see the pattern and knit one up for my 11 month old.

    I also love the photos of your adorable boys! Thanks for sharing :-)

  12. Anonymous11:04 a.m.

    the buddy bags are tooooo cute!! look like great holiday gifts for nieces (i'm soooo slow...2 small boys like you 3.5 and 1 in 2 weeks - where does the time go??)

    looking forward to the pattern! love your blog!


  13. I knit the same scarf in Kureyon (love your colour combo) and managed to get it much softer by giving it a dip in Eucalan, and then finishing the soak by swooshing a few capfulls of hair conditionner in the water. Don't rinse out.

    Your buddy bags are to-die-for cute!

  14. I just came across your blog today looking for baby sweater patterns. I really enjoyed reading.

    Just added you to my bloglines!


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