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pom pom hats galore!

First pile of pom pom hats of the season! Can't wait to see this pile grow and grow as I prepare for holiday orders. I have been working feverishly on some new things for F/W 2016 and I will be listing them all in the shop very soon. Hard to believe as I knit on these 90 degree days but it really won't much longer until our heads and necks need wrapping in wool. I'll be ready! 

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F/W 2016 knitted moms + babies pom pom hats

More little cotton rabbits stuffed animals. Because friends l...

More little cotton rabbits stuffed animals. Because friends love ‘em. And I can’t get over how cute they are hanging around my house.

There is a sweater and shorts pattern included with the stuffed animal patterns so I tried my hand at knitting one of the teeny sweaters and it’s definitely something I will be making again. So fun! Just look at that litte clothed bunny.

More here and here.

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handmade knitted stuffed animals

[**This little sweater**](http://www.ravelry.com/projects/chl...

This little sweater was knitted for a real life baby, but the closest thing to a baby in my home is my childhood bear, so here you have a bear wearing a hand knitted coat. I had to put it on something. It’s so much cuter when you can see its three dimensions. Stuffed animals wearing clothes makes me so happy–the more anthropomorphization the better, in my opinion.

I used this pattern with this wool and found some vintage wooden buttons from this shop.

This was a good thing for a sweater novice to knit, I think, because it has some very important lessons in sweater construction (even better–cardigan construction. Button bands! Button holes!) that I may have been more scared to attempt on an adult sized sweater.

So baby sized versions of adult clothes are a good thing to make because smaller = cuter, easier, faster. And animal versions of human things are a good thing to make because DUH.

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A knitted raccoon for a sweet boy’s second birthday. I can’t ...

A knitted raccoon for a sweet boy’s second birthday. I can’t get over how cute this thing is.

I learned a technique called intarsia for this one and am glad I attemted it. The only way I have learned anything in knitting (life?) is by diving in despite lack of knowledge and experience.

Listened to this podcast today. Jeff Bridges on art the creative process. I just love him.

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handmade kids toys knitted raccoon