In Nanacathy’s Knit and Natter on Friday she told us about a book that had grabbed her attention ‘Knitted Fairies’ by Fiona McDonald – I have this book and have made a Hairy Fairy. Cathy said she would like to see her – so here she is.
I made just one Fairy – but I was not pleased with the floppy limbs – they need pipe cleaners in them
and I couldn’t get the face to work
she looks a little sad, or bored, or fed up!
She probably needs a friend.
I haven’t tried any of the great characters from the other book yet, but one of the jackets inspired my Fairy Jacket pattern
which you can find in my Etsy shop
Have you made any fairies, wizards or pirates? If so, I’d love to see them – it might spur me on to give my Hairy Fairy a playmate.
Can you help?
This little creature flew into view today, on her way to a Silly Saturday.
She is looking for a name and I can’t quite understand whether she is a Shell Fairy or on her way to a Fancy Dress Party.
Do you know?
Last weekend I was to be found at the New Forest Fairy Festival with number one son, his two boys and daughter A and her 3. The weather was glorious ……
there were Green Men
lots of fairies, obviously ….
and other beings
disgusting blue ice cream
and circus skills to try
a Fire Engine that the children could sit in with its very own Fairy
a man on a bicycle with a bubble machine at the back
and wonderful flags – (I
want need one of these flags)
it was fun
a very Silly Saturday (and Sunday)
I’m so excited about this coming Silly Saturday …….. yes, that’s tomorrow! ……. there is a surprise in store …..
Little Miss M beautifully modelling my latest pattern to go live.
Oh my word I’m so excited to be publishing this pattern today! It has taken years for me to develop and test.
Special thanks go to Sheila at Sewchet for test-knitting it for me. And here it is!!!! Hurray!
The pattern is for a toddler Aged 1-2
But as you can see in the top photo it has lasted well. I always make the arms a generous length and all my grandchildren seem to get a few years wear out of their yarny tops.
The inspiration came from this amazing book:
‘Knitted Pirates, Princesses, Witches, Wizards and Fairies’ by Annette Hefford
The publishers kindly gave their permission for me to develop and sell the pattern so long as I credited the book. There are so many fabulous patterns in the book – well worth a look.
I have set up a Facebook page for sharing progress, finished articles and other favourite faerie patterns
I do hope you like it. I’m planning to publish the pattern in other sizes as soon as I have tested them.
Just published in time to put a link on Cathy’s ‘Knit and Natter Friday’ post
Rachell’s Yarn Along.
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