Waiting for the bread to rise...
Anyway, I've been working on some toys while waiting for yarn and needles. Yarn arrived in the mail on Thursday and I got my needles at the shop yesterday during my shift, so now I have no more excuses for putting off my work knitting. But in the interim, I made Bronty:
This was a fun little knit, but I'm waiting anxiously for my Prehistoric Pals booklet to arrive so I can make some dinos that are a little more substantial. Owen really needs a big fat T-rex in his stocking!
I've also been working on the fairy from the Dream Toys book.
I need to find some felt so I can make her face and then get her sewn together and stuffed. I also bought some yarn for her dress (RYC Natural Silk Aran) and hair (Artyarns Silk Mohair):
This is going to be one classy fairy doll! There's also a princess dress in the book that should also fit on this doll (depending on how much it would interfere with her wings), so I might make that as well so Sydney can play dress-up. And of course the unicorn will be made with pink mohair for its mane and tail...
It's so much fun knitting from someone else's pattern for a change - especially for these toys since 3-D knitting design is definitely not my forte.
Finally, here is my lovely new Jordana Paige knitting bag, which I bought last week at Twisted as a Christmas present to myself (and my new crochet book, too):
I love this bag! My only complaint is that I tend to stuff it too full, and that makes the clasp pop open when I set it down. But when I have a reasonable amount of stuff in it (my knitting and my wallet, as opposed to my knitting, an extra project or two, my lunch, a soda, a coffee mug and my wallet), it's great.
And now it's time to form my bread into a loaf and let 'er rise again. Happy December, everyone!