Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Yarn Along: Sheep and Ducks

Today I'm joining the Yarn Along over at Small Things.

This weeks yarn along is a continuation of the last few weeks.  Today I have another few little knit animals to share from the book Toymaking with Children by Freya Jaffke.  The sheep and the ducks have joined the farmyard family now being housed in our play area.  I had a bit of an issue with the sheep heads and ears, but it just means each one is special in its own way.  I've also been making some of the other toys from this book and will be sharing some of those soon.  The creative play has taken off in our home lately.

In the reading world, I just finished Growing the Good Life by Michele Owens.  I really enjoyed her style and the alternative to a traditional gardening book with lots of headings and charts.  Her holistic and funny approach made my fingers itch to get out in the soil.  She also lives really near me, so I was particularly interested in the plants she herself grew.  In anticipation of getting bees soon, I also just read  Keeping Bees by John Vivian, while this book is loaded with good info, but is a bit outdated.  Bees truly are fascinating little buggers.

13 comments:

  1. Yippee for creative play and knitted farm animals, very cute! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Oh how cute are these? I love them :) I am surprised they have not disappeared (those always disappear in my house and reappear in DD's room ;))

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    1. They do travel around the house, but usual make it back to the 'farm'

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  3. Those are the sweetest farm animals.

    How cute :-D.

    x

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  4. Your picture made me smile, so cute.

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  5. Loving your little farm animals and thinking my little man would love some, have to get that book :)

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  6. I tried the sheep once, they didn't look like sheep! Maybe I was doing something wrong. Your's look great, so I will have to keep practicing!

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    1. I had a lot of trouble shaping the heads - they just looked kind of silly, so I didn't exactly follow her instructions.

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  7. Individuality is important. Love the additions to your farmyard, they look like they provide lots of fun for the maker and recipients.
    Enjoy

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