Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Weekend fun

How was your weekend? Did you have fun? If you're a mum I hope you were spoilt rotten!

On Saturday I took my little girl on a trip to The Knitting Hut as there was a book launch for Knitted Meerkats. I hadn't thought I'd be able to make it originally so I hadn't realised that there was going to be a real live Meerkat - Itchy - there! So cute and Little Girl couldn't stop stroking him the entire time we were there.






























Now I have to be honest and say that when I went, I hadn't been planning on buying the book as I wasn't really sure that I would ever knit a Meerkat or even that I knew anyone who would really want one, but once I saw this I quickly changed my mind!
Book image © Knitted Meerkats by Sue Stratford 
















A knitted dress-up meerkat dinosaur! I mean, how cool is that?! Little Boy loves dinosaurs and it's his birthday next week so it felt like it had to be knit! After buying the book and kit I headed home and made a start.




















The kit's are really good and include everything that you need to make up your meerkat including the stuffing and come packaged in a sealable bag - I think it would make a great gift for knitting friends. I managed a little bit of knitting time (you can see the head in progress up above!) and hopefully I'll have a finished pic for you very soon. If you're interested in getting a meerkat kit then have a peak here

For anyone that's thinking of getting the book, I'd definitely recommend it! The book is really clearly written and includes basic patterns for the adult and baby meerkat, with twenty different 'outfits' that you can dress them up in......Meer Punk always makes me smile and with the Olympics coming up I'm thinking that I should maybe make up a whole team of Acrobat Kats!?! And Little Girl is quite taken by Mummy Meerkat with a baby carrier!

This one's next on my list though........Mr f&f writes and sings with a couple of his friends so maybe I'll even make a little rock band, what do you think?!
Book image © Knitted Meerkats by Sue Stratford


















With Sunday being Mothers Day I got told to stay in bed (something I was happy to comply with!), and was bought breakfast, cards and some pressies.

Mr f&f had got me some books about making fabric and yarny flowers! And unbeknownst to him, he bought a book that I've been coveting for ages 100 flowers to knit and crochet. I'm so excited with it, I keep having quick flicks through planning which ones I could maybe try first. Imagining a whole display of yarny flowers. Could be fun I think.

I also managed to stock up on sky blanket yarn so I'm working on catching up, only a few more rows to add now


Hope you've all had lovely weekends,

Sx

Todays sky ● blue with clouds (suddenly starting to get overcast now - boo!)

2 comments:

Fleur Cotton said...

Lots to be getting on with then....look forward to seeing the knitted meerkats!

Fleur xx

Sonia said...

I know - I don't really know what to start on as I want to do them all. Think I need an extra pair of hands and a few extra hours per day! Thanks for the visit x

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