Just as I was preparing to parcel up a gift for yarn along for Ginny from small things for the shower her friend Tracey is hosting, I got some happy mail myself It was from my official dog toy pattern tester EASY!! Grand champion of the toy destuffer. My dogs loved the Elephant and I loved the very sophisticated knitting book in French! I have been enjoying looking at both the items and the way the patterns are laid out. Thanks to chezplum.com I can use the French to English knitting dictionary! Wow! I had no idea such a tool existed and it is quite wonderful. Now as to Ginny’s gift I have made her new little one a rainbow building block, her other little bundles of joy a love heart each and for her and her husband, an Amazon gift card. I hope they like their postal surprise as much as we love ours.
Stay still doggies! Photographing waggy dogs is very difficult.
Thank you Easy and feel good and keep looking after your staff who have been quite unwell but are recovering slowly. ❤ ❤ ❤
But what is this about Rainbow Donkey crochet patterns going viral? and tell me more about these books I hear you say! Well here it is! FREE (hooray) Rainbow Donkey pattern by Jennifer Olivarez from Squirrel Picnic. But that’s not all! The much anticipated release of (drum roll please!)
The Big Acorn Race which will be available in mid March this year through Amazon. I will provide further details as they come through and include the links. And if that wasn’t enough, let me tell you about
This fabulous book is full of wonderful patterns and is a collaboration of some truly delightful amigurumists including Karin from amilovesgurumi and Vanya from amigurumibb. You can get this book from Amazon
Whew! This post is jam packed with Squirrely goodness but my next post will feature the great Aussie Critter Burra Nimu The Easter Bilby! Easter celebrations and holidays are sneaking up on us fast over here! A Bilbies work is never done! ❤ ❤
Our friend Stuart was called to cross the rainbow bridge just before my annual holiday to the beach with friends and family on Australia day. It was and still is very sad but I was sure a mini me anipal Stuart would make his peeps feel a tiny bit better. I used yarn from fozziemums sheep and while the others were surfing, bush walking and swimming, I relaxed, looked at the ocean and made a small Stuart. Here he is on our deck, drying out from his felting bath.
Some Koalas as gifts for the youngest members of the tribe. Free pattern for the koala is here or at my ravelry shop. Stuart with his new aussie friends.
The teens gave “go ride a wave” surf school a go. They picked it up quickly and I thought they were very good at it.
I did have a win though last week because my free Weaver the Koala pattern was featured on Moogly! This means my patterns will get to meet more people and I get another badge for my blog. Yes two in one week! If you don’t know about Moogly have a click and look!
Click on the button for 10 FREE Koala patterns!
If you would like a free pattern to make your own Koala, click on the photo or go to ravelry.com and search “gentlestitches”