Meanwhile, I have been secretly knitting this rabbit for abi's birthday (which still needs a face and a pompom tail)
The proportions are a little...wacky...but I love it. I think abi will too because its soooo soft and lovely, knitted from an alpaca/cotton mix, and stuffed with wool. I used these directions from mamamoontime (but changed a lot for the chunkier yarn and to knit ears), which make the sort of toy you would find in a steiner kindergarten. We already have a toy cat knitted in this style but the head was made separately, whereas this is all from one rectangle!
Also I realised it is valentines day soon. I usually buy the children a chocolate heart or something like my old ma used to, and often make or buy a little gift. I thought I'd knit Dan a heart shaped lavender thing cos he loves lavender. Knitting hearts is tricky but I was determined to figure it out for myself as I never quite like the ones I've seen around, I think I will like this once blocked
Whilst travelling in the car yesterday, I started knitting another 'thing' towards abis birthday dolly clothes. I didn't know what to knit, just wanted something mind-numbing, so threw some wool and needles in my bag as it was the last thing on my mind really with two children to organise and make vaguely presentable. But this is nearly finished now, a little dolly skirt
Well, thats all for now!