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.
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.
And here is his friend, Kitty 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.
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!)
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?!
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