Saturday, May 02, 2015

Street Heart # 4 (?)

It's been a while since I found a street heart - but finally here is a lovely mossy example:

There is was on the side of the street, I didn't do anything to it - I just took the photo. 

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Pill Bottle Pals - Part II

Here are a couple more pill bottle covers - designed to quickly identify medication when there are lots of bottles sitting on your nightstand  (my friend is recovering from a car accident) and you may not have the lights on or your glasses.

The pear is my favourite as it takes it shape best when it's on top of a bottle. It is knit in a fine gauge wool on small needles and I think it turned out very nice:

The minion - well I think most people like their happy colour and smiley faces. I gave this one a googly eye for more fun.

Both could be resized to become an adult's hat or kids/babies - maybe a finger puppet or an egg cozy?

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Another one for the Rainbow Bridge

I just learned some sad news today - Eco's father who was only about 10 just passed away, here is his story:


Saturday, April 25, 2015

Pill Bottle Pals

I was asked to make some little hats for a friend who takes a lot of medication. She wanted a quick way to identify her pills in the dark or without her glasses. Here are of the ones I made:


These little hats could be resized for people, or kids or as finger puppets or egg cozies - lots of options when you know a knitter! 

Saturday, April 18, 2015

karma?

I got about a block away from home this morning and I was letting Eco sniff for her daily pee-mail when I went to put my hand in my pocket of my yoga pants when I realized I had them inside out. I returned home to change them. Already super embarrassed, I decided to now walk a different direction and go through the school yard when I see a tool bag. Since most of the stolen stuff on our street ends up there, I decided to take it home to see if I could find a neighbour who was missing tools. I noticed a van door slightly open on the house next to the school.    Fast-forward  so the story isn't too long-I end up giving the tool bag back to that neighbour whose van was indeed broken into. I realized later that if my stupid pants hadn't been inside out, that neighbour might not have gotten his tool bag back- interesting run of events, isn't it? 

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Cherry Blossom Time

It's still a little chilly in the mornings when Eco and I go out for our walk, but it's spring here - lots of flowers in bloom - it's time for colour and fun, so I decided to make these Cherry Blossom Fingerless Gloves:

My favourite colour for the gloves and I love cherry blossom imagery. What else reminds you of spring?

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Happy Easter to YOU!!

I made a few more Easter Egg Cozies. First, a traditional bunny in lavender:

And next a Viking Helmet. For the Crusades, or should I say "crus-eggs"? yuk yuk

When we were kids, my dad told us about a game that he played on Easter. Before you could eat your hardboiled egg, one person would challenge another to a duel and then they'd bash the eggs together. The broken egg was the loser and you would continue on peeling your egg and then eat it. This Viking Helmet reminds me of that game. Let the battle begin!!!