Tuesday, August 26, 2008

A Lamb And A Bear

Here is what I have been working on the past couple of weeks. The little lamby guy was knitted for the Falconer Yarn Loft in the wool that was given to me by the owner. I used Fuzzy Mittens pattern and changed up the Fuzzy Mitten cardigan pattern to look a little more boy like. He is very cute and just loves to hang out with his bear friends.

Here is the little lamby with is butt shot. You can see his wee tail poking out the bottom of his cardigan.

This bear is also for the Falconer Yarn Loft. Her name is Heidi and her pattern came from the book called The Knitted Teddy Bear. This is the trickiest knitted toy pattern I have done so far. She turned out better than I hoped she would especially with all the freaking out I was doing during the seaming up part where everything can go horribly wrong hehe. The biggest thing I would like to be better at is the noses.

Here is Heidi's butt shot. She is very modest with her little pink dress on. These guys were delivered on Saturday and were much loved. Now if only one of them would sell, that would be even greater hehe.

Here is a photo of me and my Meggy taken a couple of weeks ago. Arent we cute together? Its kind of rare for us to have our photo taken together because we both hate our pictures being taken but this one turned out pretty well so Im willing to share it hehe.

If you've been checking Knitted For Ewe for items up for sale then I apologize for the wait. I want to make sure I have everything together before listing everything such as business cards and tags and such. We are getting the girls stuff ready for school next week so I just have to wait a little longer to get all that organized. In the mean time I have been working on a new bag this week. Its a kind of seafoam green and its a little different from what I normally do. It has tree and leaf shapes knitted into it. I am keeping my fingers crossed that it felts up the way that I want it too. I just have one side and the bottom to knit, it will need seaming up and then off to be felted it goes. I am using wool from a jumper that I unravelled quite a while ago. I think I may even have enough to make a second bag with this wool so it was worth all that unravelling. Its a very nice colour. The lime green bag is just waiting for me to do the lining and its ready to go. It will be a miracle to have a bag that is fully finished with designs and everything. I will definitely have to post pictures of that one.

I mentioned the girls going back to school next week briefly before but its so exciting I need to mention it again. The last two weeks of summer holidays they get bored and when they get bored they like to argue for no reason more than usual. The peace and quiet will be golden. After the first week back Victoria will be on full days at Kindergarten. I say now that the silence will be nice Im starting to think Im going to miss having that crazy girl around so much. I hope she adjusts to being away from home so much.

Last week Megan tried out for her schools Junior Varsity Girls Soccer team. After going all week to tryouts at 8am she found out on Friday that she made the team. This is exciting because she is not even in 9th grade yet and she made the team. Now she has 8am to 10am practices every weekday until school starts. Sounds like fun doesnt it. I have no idea how the schedule will work once school starts. Hopefully not too bad. She's just excited about being chosen.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Knitted For Ewe Has Become A Reality

The lovely McPrincessMaree.etsy.com has designed all the stuff for my Etsy store and I am so excited. I am all signed up and its looking like a shop. Its a shop without any items in it yet but it looks like a shop all the same. I am hoping to have things in it very soon.
So go to
and check it out.
Tell me what you think.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

A Bear And A Shop Announcement

Ive been busy knitting toys for the Falconer Yarn Loft this week. Here is the little bear that I just finished a couple of days ago. Victoria just loves her so she must be alright hehe. She has asked if I could make her one as well. I always have a tricky time with the noses on bears. I dont know why. I decided to embroider some little flowers on her cardigan to make her even girlier. I used some antique silk thread that I bought at Samaritan House and have been dying to use. There are a whole bunch of reels of antique thread in the bundle. When I use it, it makes me wonder what other things this thread was used for all those years ago.

Here is her modest butt shot.

This shows you how little she is. What a sweet little girl she is too.

I am currently working on a lamb to go with her. He is just about done. He is just waiting for his jacket to be sewn up and blocked and he will be ready to go. While getting these guys done I realized that I had knit up all the parts to a bear months and months ago and never sewed it together. All that needed to be done is block the pieces. The pieces have been blocked and are now waiting to be sewn together. When I did this pattern I was really nervous about stitching it together but after doing these other guys I feel a little more confident about it.

In the mail today I received my much awaited buttons that I purchased on Etsy last week. I bought them from Gina M Studio and they are even better in person than I thought they would be. I actually only bought the light blue one but she threw in the sea green one as an extra surprise. Yay for me! They are handmade ceramic buttons. They feel so nice to touch as well. It will go perfectly on my green felted bag. Now I feel like I can sit down and finish it. Oh My God, a finished bag hehe. The lady that made these has informed me that she wont be listing any more on Etsy as they take a long time to make. This makes me sad because getting these today makes me want more of them.

On the home front the girls finished soccer last week. On Saturday we went to the picnic and they got their awards. They were very excited about this part especially Megan. Her team came first in their division and she was one of the best player on her team. In about a week she is going to try out for the Junior Varsity team. I hope she gets in because she really wants to be on the team. She is at a disadvantage of being one of the youngest to try out but she is pretty good player so fingers crossed.

Here is Megan with her very shiny trophy.

Here is Victoria with her medal. She is very happy that it has her name on it.

Now for the shop announcement that you read about in the title of this post. I have finally picked a name for my shop. It was very difficult but I am happy with the name. I figured it out myself and other people have told me they like it. My new shop is called.......
Knitted For Ewe
Handmade Cozy Treasures
A big thank you to everyone who gave suggestions, advice and opinions. It really did help alot. I signed up on Etsy the other day and now my little shop is just waiting to get all the trimmings and some goodies in it. I will keep you posted when there is more to look at.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Having A Dilemma

All week I have been racking my brain and driving all those around me crazy trying to think of a business name for my Etsy store. I have found once you start asking people their ideas they cant stop thinking about what a good name would be. Its contagious.

These are the three that are roaming around my head at the moment
Nicole's Knitted Treasures
Knitting On Maple St
Nix Knits (My husband suggested this and swears by it hehe)

The children have suggested some names as well. Megan says The Knitters Knittings and Victoria suggests Mommy The Great Knitter hehe.

Does anyone have a preference or can you think of a better one?
I would love to have this figured out because I have to send my information to the wonderful McPrincessMaree on Etsy who is designing all my stuff for me. It seems so silly to be stuck on something as simple as a name.

So if you have an opinion I would love to hear it.