Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Cat bookmark

My elder son said he needed some new funs in his reading and studying. Oh, yes, he likes to have something unique and something very funny ;o)) So, me and Ala were working on knitted cat bookmarks. They are made from acrylic yarn, so if my son gets dirty he can toss them in the washer. He said the bookmarks are really fun and great to mark place in his books.
The bookmarks are worked up quite quickly (some hours) and they are quite easy to knit, using mostly stockinette stitches to create the items.
pattern:our own creation
yarn: acrylic 100%

Twins knit

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


SnoBuddies from the Knitting at Knoon pattern. Two more Christmas gifts done. Yay!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

I have some toys to share! The photos above show the elephant I knitted from the Safari Friends pattern, which is Knitting at Knoon pattern. This was given as a baby shower gift for a little girl and it was very well received. (Sorry for the quality of the photos -- I didn't get a chance to take them in daylight!)
The pictures below show the Hare Girl from an Ala & Ela pattern. Thank you, ladies, for making your patterns available for purchase. I love them!

More details at my blog, of course.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Knitted cupcakes

Here is my version of knitted cupcakes. Yesterday I finished them. And I am very pleased with how the cupcakes turned out :o)) I wasn’t sure about fake food either and I always wondered why people knitted food stuff. But I realized knitted little cupcakes are VERY useful, they could be great pincushions for my sewing needles. 
pattern: my own
yarn: 100% acrylic, DK weight

Twins knit
On Ravelry as Twins

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Tom Teddy Bear

Tom Bear is made from quite small amounts of yarn. He measures: sitting about 17 cm (6,7 inch), standing: 28 cm (11 inch). All pieces are knitted in round.
Pattern: Twins

Materials:Needles size 2 1/2 (3mm) DPNS and straight 4 (3,5 mm)- to knit bears cardi
Yarn:Leftovers of a similar gauge in DK weight: brown, gold, green, orange and black yarn.
Polyester fiberfill for stuffing

Twins knit

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Hare Girl in Booties

Here is a knitted hare girl. She is a great toys for all ages. We hope you enjoy making her. The Hare Girl measures about 24 cm (9.5 inch) to tip of ears. All pieces are knitted flat.

Needles size 2 (2.75mm)
Crochet hook, size 2.50 mm
Leftovers from different projects of a similar gauge in DK or worsted : for hare’s body – brown, grey, yellow or other, any color yarn for clothes and booties.
If you use thicker yarn and bigger size of needles you get a bigger toy.
Pattern: our own

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Little Hare Boy

Here is my next knitted hare.
The Little Hare Boy measures about 24 cm (9.5 inch) to tip of ears. All parts of him were knitted in the round with minimal sewing.
To knit the toy I used soft medium yarn and DPNS 2,5 mm. I knitted him using my own pattern.All pieces of bodies are knitted using stockinette sitches, for ears I use garter stitches.
Look, how funny he is:o))

Pattern:Twins knit
Needles: DPNS 2,5 mm
Yarn: 100 % acrylic DK
To fill: poly granules

Friday, July 18, 2008

Flower Power Elephants

The pattern for elephants is for free. It would be great a “happy back to school day” surprise for your kid or just something to knit in between bigger projects :o).
Toys were knitted on double pointed needles. They knit up quickly and is a great way to use up small amounts of yarn.
The pattern is available to download on Ravelry


Monday, July 7, 2008


Boy, is this guy a cutie-pie! Soon he'll literally be flying across the country from CA to NC to meet his new buddy, my friends' newly adopted 1 year old son.

The pattern's by Ysolda of - super well-written pattern, brilliant shaping.

Now. Off to make my own Elijah ... ;)

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Sunny Teddy Bear

Today I would like to show my knitted teddy bear from an adorable Jean Greenhowe knitting patterns collection "Jean Greenhowe's Traditional Favourites". I think the teddy is a perfect project for advanced knitters and the teddy has been designed to look like the teddies from my childhood. He is traditional in appearance the design.

This little guy is knit with yellow acrylic yarn with 2.5 mm needles.

I made one little modification in the pattern - my teddy bear has bigger eyes.

I really enjoyed working with the pattern, it knitted up so nicely! My teddy's name is Promyczek (Sun Ray) because of his yellow body. The seated Teddy measures 22 cm (8.7 inch) from the base of the body to the top of the head.
Pattern: Jean Greenhowe's Traditional Favourites
Yarn: DK 100% acrylic 300 m = 100 g
Needles: 2,5 mm circular


Thursday, March 27, 2008

Pink Flamingo

Pattern: 221x Flamingo Beach Party by Fiber Trends
Yarn: Cascade 220 Wool and Berocco Swizzle Bright
Needle: size 10.5

Observations: The eyelash yarn ran out on one of the breasts (you can see it if you look closely enough) and I found later that there was an instruction hidden in the back to stop at row 38 or 39 and then devide the eyelash yarn. Just beware. Also, the legs are written to be knit flat and sewn up later on. One of my legs is sewn, the other is knit in the round. The only way I can tell the difference it to actually squeeze the legs to figure it out.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Easter Hares from yarn

Knitted hares were wonderful Easter gifts for my family. To knit the toys I used soft medium yarn and DPNS 2,5 mm. I knitted them using my own pattern. I filled hares bodies with poly granules. Their face features are hand embroidered. All pieces of bodies are knitted using stocking sitches, for ears I use garter stitches.
Hares have clothes in happy colours. Every toy is about 9 inches (23 cm) hight. Look, how funny they are :o))

Pattern: Twins knit
Needles: DPNS 2,5 mm
Yarn: 100 % acrylic DK
To fill: poly granules

Twins knit

Monday, March 24, 2008


Of course since it was Easter and I have been working on larger projects, I needed to get my toy fix in. So I made an Easter bunny for my kiddo.

There was a lot of seam sewing involved, but the effort was worth it. DD LOVED finding this little bunny in her Easter basket in the morning.
I used Galway wool for the cream and Cascade 220 for the pink. I've found that Galway cream doesn't felt that well - you can still see the stitch definition after FOUR washings in the machine.
Pattern is from Bear Brain. It's the Knitted, Felted, Jointed Rabbit and you can buy the pattern from Patricia Wulff's website. There is another pattern that's offered - a vest for the bunny - but I felt that it was too expensive.