Holy smokes, where does the time go?! I have meaning to post all week and it just hasn’t happened. In short, Rhinebeck was highly successful for me. Lots of stash enhancement and all items on my shopping list (Weekend Wool for several hats and the Lodestar Mittens, from Green Mountain Weekend; Good Karma Farm sock yarn; gifts for swaps; new-to-me yarn from Miss Babs and Briar Rose Fibers). I also got to get in a bit of baby snuggle time with my niece! And then whoosh went this week. I do have two little friends to share this week and it is a farewell of sorts to these little guys – both are headed off to new homes as part of swap packages.
First is a Runty Raccoon, from Rebecca Danger’s 50 Yards of Fun book. Adorable in my opinion. Fun to knit, a little fiddly but really I’ve yet to make a stuffie that isn’t fiddly. Generally this was less fiddly as the limbs were picked up and knit on, no attaching parts at the end. He’s about 5″, made with stash yarn. The grey is a Farmhouse Yarn. I am really looking forward to making more of these little guys – I would even go so far as to say I want to knit them all, but let’s not go crazy. Winter is coming and I have gifts to knit.
This Baby Ghost was a super quick crochet project – I used Debbie Bliss baby Cashmerino (fancy baby ghost) and a 2.75mm hook. He’s very wee. This was my first project from Josephine Wu (aka A Morning Cup of Jo) and I’ll be back for more, her designs are so cute!
I’ve been also consumed this week by creating the kid’s Halloween Costumes and trying to catch up on my 30 Day Sweater (I’m about a week behind – about ready to do the bottom ribbing, then on to the sleeves). Also, the weather has sharply dropped and both kids need hats / mittens / hand warmers. Phew. How about you?