Heaven on Earth

Heaven on Earth

Monday, October 20, 2014

A Few Knitt-y things.

 We've had a bit of car time lately and I've been knitting up a storm. B has been nice enough to do all the driving so I can work on projects.
The talented and amazing Julie Williams from Little Cotton Rabbits sent me a free preview pattern for her newest pattern, Mouse girl.  Here's my little mouse in progress to the right of the fox head. The patterns will be available for sale at the end of October.  If you are interested in the Mouse Girl or her Mouse Boy knitting pattern (or both of them), go on over to Julie's blog  or check her out on the Ravelry link above. She also has a generous giveaway for two stuffed toys on her blog right now.  Two winners will win these darling ballerinas.  Go on over and comment.
 You won't want to miss it.
This skein came in the mail a few days ago.  It's Must Stash sock yarn, in the Dark Side of the Moon colorway.  She must be getting bombarded with orders as her store is down until mid November, but I will be purchasing another skein as soon as she has some in the store.  I love this yarn company and the soft wool yarn as well!  The hank comes divided into two perfectly even skeins that start at the same color in the rotation.  You just ball each one separately and start just start knitting; there is no way to mess up the self striping pattern.  Why doesn't everyone sell their yarn like this?  I had my kitchen scale out, ready to divide the hank, and promptly and happily put it aside.
One sock finished and one on the needles.  Christmas present knitting is underway.  I finished the green pair of socks this week as well.  I'm on a roll.

I'm off to sew on a Bridesmaid dress.  
Have a great week.


  1. The mouse is darling so far! You're a whiz, Bonnie!

  2. I love to see your creations while they are in progress and of course when they are finished too. Your socks are great, I can see why the yarn is popular. xx

  3. Ha! I ordered that Dark Side of the Moon yarn a few weeks ago -- my order is probably lost with the masses LOL. I've always only done heels like your sock, but I was thinking of trying a new heel style -- more like Yarn Harlot did on her socks. But I'm a-scared LOL! Guess I have some time to think about it. And your little animals are looking wonderful!!!

    1. My favorite toe up sock book is Wendy D. Johnson's "Socks from the toe up". It has mix and match heels and toes. Wendy makes socks "not scary" Anna.

  4. Beautiful.
    Love the yarn, it is such a beautiful color, and sounds like it is so easy to work with.

    Best of luck with your sewing and with your handiwork.

    Wishing you a great afternoon.


  5. Bonnie, please teach my mom how to do this! Haha we would love some cute animals and socks in our lives ;)

  6. She knows where to find me Amber. Do you want to knit? Maybe you'd get some animals and socks quicker that way.....;)