Thursday, April 15, 2010

Knit Spring

I'm really in no better mood than I was yesterday, so I will take mercy upon you all and divert attention away from myself.

I have such a fun knitting project for you!

Look at this sweet thing:

And this:


These are knit!  Felted nests.  Does it get any better?

It is a free pattern available at the designer's blog (I love this name):  After I Finish This Row . . . .  She is a wonderfully creative woman who needs to be encouraged to keep her blog current.  (That means:  she doesn't post often enough for me!)

I have made several of these nests, and it is so much fun.  (I have no pictures because of other issues that I will spare you from for the moment.)  I bought one skein of feltable brown wool and then poured all my scraps into a bowl.  (I keep them in a coffee can all year and then put them out for the birds during nest-building season.)  Always knit with the brown, but grab spare scraps and remnants and knit them in here and there as you go along.  It is so addicting and fun!  (When I get my camera downloading abilities back, I will regale you with photos of all my creations so far.)  I've even made one for my little Lester.  She has no idea what to make of it because it looks nothing like a typical, pitiful mourning dove's nest -- but nothing but the best for my girl!

  You don't know about my Lester?  Click here.


I've been having so much fun, honing my dpn skills, and using up some of those newly-useful scraps.  So pop on over to After I Finish This Row if you're interested.  

You're welcome!

6 comments:

Roseanna said...

Renee,
You are so sweet, thanks for the great press. You have encouraged(shamed) me!
I will get right on some new posts.
There are a few new projects I would love to get your opinion on...
R.

Tina said...

Oh...you're making me lament my lack of knitting...see I have a fused wrist and had to give it up...now I just might have to invent some sort of convoluted way to do it again...thanks for sharing!

LemonyRenee' said...

Roseanna -- I'm not above dirty tricks to revive good blogs. ;)

Tina -- Bummer. Have you ever seen those people who knit by sticking on of the needles under their arm? I can never, for the life of me, figure out how that works, but it must work. I'm sure you can come up with a way. C'mon, I need a knitting buddy.

Chicken Boys said...

I had forgotten about Lester. There's a nest in our Magnolia in the back yard...a blue jay mehtinks, but not sure. I do know someone has been sitting in it though, cause a bird flew out the other evening (before I could see what it was). Cool little nests, though. Hope you can find the patience you need for the next few weeks or so. Hope your friend gets better.
~Randy

MomInTheTrench said...

There's a nest in our tree above our whippet. It looks like the mama is about to push the giant babies out! I sure hope they can fly. We can see them practicing on the edge of the nest.

The knitted nests are too fabulous. I should make time for this. I'll have to find the time to think about it.

Chickens in the Basement said...

How fun is that! I wish I could make a big old nest for Shakira. Knitting and felting is on my list of things to learn how to do!

Keep crafting! You can't be in a bad mood when you are creating!
Anna

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