Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Yarn Along - QUACK!

"And who's been sitting on my knitting bag" boomed mama bear
"Not me, I just ate the porridge" replied Goldilocks, "think it might have been Tino!"
Oh no, my lovely knitpro's!
No panic.  One of the advantages of having a s.i.l, (who knits), as a neighbor is that a replacement 3.5 mm circular needle can be found in an instant.  Can't reveal much more of this project as it is a gift for someone special.
We will be spending Easter weekend at yet another ice-hockey tournament with Rémi, so I'm going to need a few things up my sleeve to entertain Tino, who's not in the slightest bit interested in watching or playing hockey.  I saw this wonderful little project last week and it's just the ticket, Tino really likes 'duckies'

attention: crochet 'ponds' are not always what they seem...

... they are also clever little bags for carrying these...



as illustrated by pen in cute duckie butt, these are in fact finger puppets.

Five little ducks went swimming one day
Over the pond and far away
Mummy duck said
"Quack Quack Quack Quack"
And only four little ducks came back

And so on an so forth until all the duckies go far away.  Don't worry one big QUACK QUACK from mother brings them all swimming right back!  Just need to make 3 more before this weekend.
Been doing a little sewing also, we're going to go into full production this afternoon to make these Heirloom Easter Eggs for teachers gifts.  With almost 100 kids in the school we figured the teachers will be receiving quite enough chocolate.

Still going through a 'dry' period on the reading front.  And still haven't decided on which camera to buy.  Got a bit carried away, and kept telling myself that if I just add 100€ more, 100€ more...I could get an even better model!  But that's the beauty of  the internet, you can brows (dream) without some salesperson breathing down your neck.  Anyway, I brought myself back to reality and I'm now down to two choices - Nikon d3200 or Canon 1100d.
Linking up with Ginny and Tami today.

21 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh! Those ducks are so adorable!

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  2. wow those ponds are so cute!! and so are the little ducks - great project!! Glad you got your needle issue sorted. Have a creative wednesday xx

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  3. What a nice post and pictures:) Love the little bags and the tiny ducks.

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  4. Those little ducks are awesome! And tiny! I love it :-)

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  5. those ducks are TOO cute :)love they have "ponds" :)

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  6. What a fab counting game for little ones, those little finger puppet ducks are so tiny.
    Kim

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  7. Love the ponds and ducks, what a fab idea! The Nikon d3200 is one of the camera's I've been eyeing up lol

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  8. Ooh sorry about the tip :( Nice to know you can have another to hand so quickly. I too love the tiny little ducks!
    x

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  9. Eek on the broken needle!
    I absolutely ADORE your little duck pond - so creative!

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  10. Oooh, love those cute ducks. Deb x

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  11. Your ducks are just gorgeous, perfect in their little bag/ pond!

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  12. Those duckies are absolutely the BEST!!!!! Too cute...

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  13. Such a cute duck pond! My kids would go crazy over that!

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  14. Oops! Always good to have a backup plan for the needles.
    Sweet little pond, with cute ducks.

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  15. Oh, the circular needles, long time since I have seen one :-)

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  16. So sweet. And now it's time for porridge! Happy Easter. Regula

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  17. I love the little ducks and the pouches you made for them! They're just adorable! I've had issues with those knitting needles, too. One broke right in the middle of a row (which was a nightmare) and then the replacement arrived broken. Seems like they look pretty, but aren't the sturdiest...
    You asked about the socks I wore for the color run, you can order those (and a bazillion different ones) at Joy of Socks. They have a great selection.

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  18. Oh my goodness - the ducks and their clever pouch ponds. LOVE it!

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  19. Cute-as-can be project! I love the tiny little ducks! :)

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  20. What cute duckies!!! and I LOVE my Canon and it wasn't $$$.

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