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Yarn Along

I have joined in with Ginny’s Yarn Along today.
I have been practising crochet stitches over the weekend, I have learned how to increase and decrease as well, I am so excited and inspired! I really LOVE this new skill and I cannot believe it has taken me this long to give it a try! So now I have managed to finish my first African Flower Hexagon and I am going to attempt a small lap blanket for winter:) I am so looking forward to this project, it will probably be a slow one but I am up for the challenge. This amazing tutorial can be found here on Heidi’s beautiful blog, her tutorials are so clear and each step is explained concisely with beautiful photos. Have I mentioned how inspired I am! Oh yes, I think I already did….bliss…

Jen has finished her Hand and Wrist Warmers from Last Minute Knitted Gifts, she enjoyed this project immensely. I love how they look:)

She has also taken to crochet and has been making face cloths using a crochet square pattern from The Needlecraft Book. Such a wonderful resource this book:)

Erin has just cast on these lovely fingerless gloves, she is knitting all the ribbing in mohair and the actual glove in merino yarn. There is a lovely flat glove pattern which can also be knitted in the round here on Carle’s web page.
So basically, lots of handwork happening in our home at the moment.

We are reading such amazing books at the moment, we have been making Easter crafts from Crafts through the Year, De Aulairs’ Book of Norse Myths, Erin is reading The Age of Discovery and Jen is reading Muscles and Bones by Charles Kovacs, they absolutely adore his writing, Erin is also reading Crispin at the moment and I am reading The Old Man and the Sea to the girls.


Knitted Goat Pattern and Toy!

Today has been a great day! I have worked on a goat knitting pattern. I have wanted to design one for a while now, I have been thinking about it… Someone emailed me last night and asked me when I would be designing one and I suppose this was all I needed to actually sit down and get going with the design:) Well, meet Billy the goat. I am selling him and his pattern in my Mamma4earth shop. He is knitted in the softest handspun Merino yarn and filled with Merino fleece and is horns have been knitted in Eucalyptis bark dyed merino. He is a sweet little fellow. I will also be adding more photos of him to my Mamma4earth Ravelry Group a little later today:)
Have a lovely weekend everyone and for all those who knit, happy knitting:)


Bluebird Knitting Pattern Tutorial

I have been wanting to add this knitting pattern to my blog for a while to share. It was featured over at the lovely, Rhythm of The Home and now I am adding it here:) This little Bluebird is wonderful for nature tables, a small stocking filler at Christmas time etc…

This Bluebird of Happiness pattern is knitted with The Magic Loop method of knitting with circular needles.


Brushed Mohair

Circular Needles


Wool needle

Brown yarn for beak

Felting needle, black fleece for eyes


With circular needles, cast on 9 stitches (knitting in garter stitch (plain)). Join for knitting in the round and place a stitch marker at the beginning of the round.

Round 1: Knit 1 round.

Round 2: Knit into the front and back of each stitch for 1 round (18 stitches).

Round 3: Knit 1 round.

Round 4: Knit into the front and back of each stitch for 1 round (36 stitches).

Knit seven rows.

Round 12: (Knit 1 stitch, knit 2 together) repeat across this round.

Round 13: Knit 1 round.

Round 14: (Knit 1 stitch, knit 2 together) repeat across this round.

Round 15: Knit 1 round.

Round 16: Knit into the front and the back of each stitch to increase.

Knit 4 rounds.

Round 21: (Knit 2 stitches together) repeat to the end of the round.

Break yarn and thread the yarn onto a wool needle and thread the remaining stitches through the wool needle and leave until you are finished filling your bird with stuffing.


The tail is knit in garter stitch (plain).

Cast on 3 stitches

Knit 6 rows.

Cast on 1 stitch at the beginning and end of the row.

Knit 3 rows.

Cast off.


Knit wings in garter stitch (plain)

Cast on 5 stitches.

Knit first and second row.

Row 3: Cast on 2 stitches at the beginning of the row and 1 stitch at the end of the row.

Row 4: Knit.

Row 5: Cast on 1 stitch at the beginning and knit 2 together at the end of the row.

Row 6: Knit.

Row 7: Knit 2 stitches together at the beginning of the row, knit to the end of the row.

Row 8: Knit.

Cast off.


Fill your bluebird with soft fleece and ensure he is wonderfully firm, shaping him as you go.  Take your needle and thread it through your stitches and pull firmly closed and finish off.

 Shape your bluebird gently, by pushing more fleece to the back as can be seen in the photo.

Sew on wings and tail.

To make the beak, sew a loop in brown wool and weave in and out through the loop and finish off.

Needle felt on two black eyes with fleece and a felting needle.

And here he is finished!

Please note, this pattern is for personal use only, and not for resale, items knitted from this pattern may not be sold for commercial purposes, thank you.

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