On Tuesday I told you about my yarn club box I received. Here is what was inside. Three skeins of a marvelous 100% cotton yarn from South Africa, two tea bags, novelty buttons, washi tape and some pattern ideas. I was thrilled, to say the least. I signed up for a three month subscription so I'm expecting two more boxes in the months to come. I wasn't disappointed. Fun times ahead ...
It was delightful to receive my yarn club box from Little Woollie in Australia ...
Now, I'd like to introduce you to Monsieur Pierre and Mademoiselle Pasclina. They are the official Lilly My Cat bunnies for 2016. I've made a bunny each year for my little grandson. Since this is the first Easter for my little granddaughter, she has a bunny, too!
I made little "bunny tails" for them, too. It was so much fun creating these little creatures from my leftover yarn stash. Pierre's eyes are the buttons I received in my yarn club box.
I got around to decorating my little Easter tree. It's actually a goose feather tree made from real goose feathers and made in America. I bought it a few years ago from a little gift shop in Tacoma, Washington. The large eggs are wooden eggs from Russia.
Before I sign off, I will tell you how I made the bunnies above. I found the original pattern here. But, when it came time to make them, I realized that the pattern was knitted flat and you had to sew up all these seams. What a pain :( I took out my trusted DPNs and altered the pattern to be knit in the round. I made the arms on DPNs too and added them to the neckline. I did knit the head separate from the body. It was fun to see them take shape. I would have embellished Pasclina's dress a bit more but since it's for a baby, I thought I had better keep it baby safe.
I hope you have enjoyed this post. I'd love to hear what you have been up to so feel free to share your ideas in the comment section. I read each and every one and so appreciate your friendship. And, please try and stop by for a visit for this week's link parties listed at the bottom of the post.
My best to each of you,
Linking to the following parties:
Amy's Five on Friday ...