Sunday, November 6, 2011

Owl song

Snowy Owl by Geninne at Geninne's Art Blog .

you are
a treasure
made of sparkling
diamonds and hollyhock
you are
the lingering
scent of pine needles
and salty air
you are
sweet like
tumbling water and
smooth grey stones
you are
brave like
stepping off the shore
you are
to be celebrated
like owl song.

a poem from me to you

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Soft Bunny

Did you have a happy Halloween? I didn't get any trick or treaters, as usual, so I'm working on polishing off the bowl of Tootsie Pops and miniature Hershey bars by myself. Poor, poor, me.

Last Sunday I took time out from my two big knitting projects to make this little bunny from the book Vintage Knits for Modern Babies . Love, love, love that book. It's where the pattern for the crossover jacket came from.

The bunny only took an afternoon to knit, which is one reason I wanted to knit it. It's going to be a while before the blanket and sweater I am working on are done, and I really needed some knitstant gratification.

The funny thing is, it almost took me longer to embroider the french knot eyes and nose than it did to knit the entire bunny. I checked out three different embroidery tutorials and just couldn't get it. Finally I came up with my own funky way of making the knot that sort of worked.

I'm sure you can guess who the bunny is for.

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