Sunday, March 30, 2014

A boy's knitted Easter

Last year I posted about an Easter basket full of knitted things. It was absolutely lovely, but very girly. So this year I wanted to make one that was more boy friendly. This basket has a bunny in overalls, some carrots, several knitted eggs and a reversible duck and bunny toy.

hand knit easter basket boy farmer bunny rabbit carrots eggs duck

hand knit easter basket boy farmer bunny rabbit carrots eggs duck

The bunny is the same Debbie Bliss pattern (from her book Toy Knits) that I used last year, except in a darker color and wearing overalls instead of a sundress. The eggs are also the same pattern that I used for the girl's basket, but I used blue, green, white and brown. Instead of the chicks that I used last year, I added the reversible duck and bunny toy, a free pattern from Susan B. Anderson. It is a very fun, quick and easy knit. And instead of flowered hair clips, I made the knit carrots. 

Most of these items are currently available in my Etsy shop. I have also been editing the Easter egg pattern and will post it as a free pattern soon. 

Sunday, March 23, 2014

A set of reversibles

One of the custom orders that I had last year was for a set of three reversible toys. These are such fun toys to knit! They are from the book Itty-Bitty Toys by Susan B. Anderson. I've made a few of these as gifts. They are always received with joy and wonder as the recipient figures out that they turn inside out to reveal a second creature. 

For this special order I made a lion and elephant, a frog and turtle, and a ladybug and bumblebee. The ladybug and bumblebee combo wasn't a pattern in the book. To make them I just changed the colors of some of the pieces and made some antennae and wings. There are so many other fun reversible options that I want to try.

hand knit toy reversible lion elephant

hand knit toy reversible lion elephant

hand knit toy reversible lion elephant

hand knit toy reversible lion elephant

hand knit toy reversible frog turtle

hand knit toy reversible frog turtle

hand knit toy reversible frog turtle

hand knit toy reversible frog turtle

hand knit toy reversible bumblebee bee ladybug

hand knit toy reversible bumblebee bee ladybug

hand knit toy reversible bumblebee bee ladybug

hand knit toy reversible bumblebee bee ladybug

hand knit toy reversible bumblebee bee ladybug

I hope to finish some more of these soon to put in my shop. They don't seem to stay there very long though!