01 March 2008

Woollie Interlude

I realise that this blog is meant to be a little about crafting and a little about travelling, but the travelling seems to have taken over recently....so I thought perhaps a little woollie interlude was called for between tales of Italian wanderings.

I haven't been quite as crafty of late as usual but I have still managed to make a couple of things - first a woollie wolf, inspired by my childhood copy of Peter and the Wolf and Herzenart's blog (hope she doesn't mind) - now I just need to make Peter! He is made of lopi, knitted into a square, washed and then a template created to cut round. 2 pieces sewn together, tail. nose and teeth added! He's about 20 cm long, his nose started life as the black centre of a knitted poppy that I was to felt in the washing machine to make a brooch - that turned into a disaster but I managed to at least use the black bit for something!


I am not sure who I am making him for, probably me, I just wanted to see how he would turn out! I must admit I am quite pleased!

I also made another little blankie whilst I was away in Italy - this time it is for my friend Allyson's baby. I thought I'd show you the front and the back this time!


15 comments:

risa said...

both items are absolutely adorable!

Bethany Hissong said...

I used to love Peter and the Wolf when I was in Kindergarten. I can't wait to see how it turns out!!

Uschi said...

Di, this little wolf is absolutely amazing!! Sleeping beauty!

Manoute said...

I love your wolf, so cute !!! See you on Wednesday.

Claudia said...

Your wolf is super fun! Just scary enough :) I don't mind the travel posts at all. It's very nice to see all those places. What is going to be your next destination?

dizzyjadey said...

The wolf softie is fab, Di! And I love your Milan photos. Italy is my fave country to holiday in.

Mirre said...

Your baby blankets are adorable!
(I think the wolf is a little scary ;))

Jade said...

I love your travel and crafting! It's the two personalities of mine!!!

Charlie P said...

I love the wolf! He and Peter would make good finger puppets for little people and I can't believe how neat the back of the blanket is :O

Milan looks great. I can completely understand the market and supermarket fascination- I spent this afternoon eyeing up cheese in the street. I may have to have a trip to Italy to try the panzerotti. Mmm.

p.s. YEY! PARCEL! Thank you very much :) I'll get the parents to forward it!

de vliegende koe said...

So much Italian beauty on your blog!
I love the woolf.. the baby blankets aregreat! Glad to see some woollie craftiness again, though I love to see all the photos of your travelling!

Chara Michele said...

Oh I love the wolf! So cute!

Kate said...

Great wolf!

j said...

both wonderful. thanks for posting about them. but you didn't have to worry about too much Italy. love those posts.

Karen S said...

What wonderful little woolies!!!
I absolutely adore the wolf, he looks so perfectly bad ;-)

taimarie said...

That wolf is great! and I always love seeing how your blankets turn out- lovely as always!