Thursday, December 18, 2008

have you seen the little piggies.....














the three little pigs ended up being a whole family with still more members to come. as i said in my last post, it is danish blogger, who wrote up the pattern for these. but the concept of little knitted animals is also a well known concept in waldorf pedagogy. freya jaffke has a lot of other animals and dolls in a little book called toymaking with children. i think i want that book in order to knit a basket full of chicken and lambs for easter. it is great fun to make these little creatures and to see how differently the turn out when stuffed and in all the different kinds of yarn. when i have decided how to present them for christmas i will take another photo.
my next project, though, is going to be meg swansen's shaded aspen leaf as a zip cardigan in 4 different green shades for my friend who will be 50 in march. i hope to start and finish during christmas so he can wear it when winter sets in. it has been great fun to decide on the colours and looking at the few pictures on ravelry. especially since my friend likes to be a part of the process and the colour choice is completely after his choice and taste. i do like it though.
i have not decided what will be the theme of the coming year's knitting, but i am sure that my niece or nephew who is due in march will play an important role.


7 comments:

miyamojo said...

That's nice that your friend wants to help you with colors for his sweater. Custom made!

I like those pigs... and think lambs & chickens for Easter would be real cute.

I have a nephew 'arriving' in early February... :)

Shan said...

They are so cute! They remind me of marzipan...

tannina said...

Love those piggies, they´re really cute!

tiennie said...

Those are great piggies! Happy holidays to you!

puffthemagicrabbit said...

Oh so cute!

Mandy said...

I started the shaded aspen once....It's sitting less than half finished in a bag somewhere. Great pattern, though! Can't wait to see yours come together.

Those piggies are awesome!

Dutch Jan said...

They look like the piggies
"la Glace" sells in Marzipan for Jul
Merry X-mas