Saturday, September 11, 2010

Summertime Rolls

or how I've missed blogging for nearly an entire season.

Where did the time go?

We Swam.
We went to a fair or two.

Have you heard the song by Jane's Addiction from my blog title "Summertime Rolls"? The slow rolling melody reminds me of how my summer floated by. It was lovely and I am in total denial sitting here in jeans, fleece jacket and slippers. This is also my excuse for not blogging. It was so perfectly warm or HOT and well just so darn summery that I could not force myself to sit down and plunk out a few posts.

Even with all this summertime fun and laziness I was a busy crafty Mama. I have so many projects in so many states from just started, needs a zipper to all done that I have lost track.

My older son loves birds and little things he can hold in his hands, so I made him this:
Knit Details:

Pattern: Egg to Bluebird and a Little Nest Too! from Itty-Bitty Toys by Susan Anderson
Yarn: Just random scraps of cotton yarn I have around
Gauge: 6 stitches = 1 inch
Needles: Size 4 Addi Turbos (magic loop technique)

Modification: Instead of knitting the head separate from the body I picked up stitches from the body for the head (if that makes sense?) I also did this for the beak. I made the wings a tad bit wider and longer to account for curled edges.