Sunday, 6 January 2013

Savouring every last minute!

Hello there! I can't believe that Christmas is done and dusted for another year. I have already seen Valentine cards and Easter eggs in the shops!! Shocking, isn't it? School starts back tomorrow so I am making the most of the last day of the holidays. Yesterday I finished joining together the rest of the knitted bunting - this little lot is going to be decorating one of the Infant classrooms very soon. It was such a fun project to do, as it not only involved the children, but also their families.
 
 
school bunting (2)


I also decided on this term's project - little knitted owls and cats. The pattern is easy as long as I knit the first couple of rows which require knitting into the front and back of each stitch. I think that the kids will love them! Firstly, meet Ollie Owl.
 
 
knitting club owl


And here is his friend, Kitty Cat!


knitting club cat


I knit an i-cord to make the cat's tail, but the children will be able to do some French knitting using a cotton reel. I wonder which is going to be more popular, the owl or the cat?! Which one would you have wanted to knit when you were little? You can find the pattern here.

 
knitting club cat and owl
 

Of course, I had my trusty assistant helping out while I was sorting things out. She just cannot resist a ball of wool (even if it happens to be acrylic!)

 
helping (1)


I think that in this photo she looks quite surprised by all the wool on the floor and is claiming to have no knowledge of it at all! Butter wouldn't melt, eh Flo?!

 
helping (2)
 
 
 
I have been working on a couple of bigger knits - my Shilasdair cardigan and the mink and cashmere cardigan, but there isn't a huge amount of progress on either. I am currently doing a little bit of testknitting for Anne Hanson over at Knitspot - some mittens, a hat and cowl, and should be able to share those with you next week. In the meantime, I will leave you with a success story. Florence has discovered her furry igloo!! Have a good week. xxx

 

cosy igloo nap (2)

10 comments:

Clicky Needles said...

I'm not looking foreward to going back. Still only 5 weeks until half term!

Linda Gilbert said...

I retired from teaching a few years ago after a lifetime of teaching the little s. the joy of Sunday evenings with no thought of Monday mornings is just wonderful.
I love your little knits what a brilliant thing to be teaching the children.

snoopydog said...

Very cute! They will go down really well! So glad Flo likes her igloo at last. Have a good start to the term. Rosx

Lynne said...

Aahh to Flo in her igloo, she looks very cozy! I think I would have picked the cat, but the owl is great too. And what a good idea to use french knitting for the cat's tail.

busybusybeejay said...

I agree with Linda once you retire Sunday evenings have a whole different meaning.Love the owl and the cat.It is so good you are teaching the next generation to knit.Have a good term.At least it is fairly short and the days are getting longer.

Una said...

I was more into dogs when I was a child, so I probably would have knitted the cat and made it look like a dog!

Helsie said...

I'm with Linda and Beejay on the retirement thing but your knitting plans look fun.

Sally said...

The owl and the cat are both adorable! I probably would have chose the cat when I was younger.

I'm glad Flo has set up camp in her igloo. I'm thinking we need to get one for the furry friends in our house.

WildflowerWool said...

I love the knit cat!

knitting sandwich said...

oh flo is such the helper!
i'm glad she found her igloo.

what wonderful projects for your students! i would have totally picked cat. what can i say, i love cats :)

-melissa