for their baskets

Monday, March 17, 2008

First of all, I want to thank you for all the nice words on my sewing skills!  You sure know how to make a girl feel good, and I like how you let me know not to be so hard on myself.  Imperfections can be part of the handmade charm.  I know I need to work on that.  
I wanted to make something for my kids easter baskets and originally thought I might knit these.  However, I thought they may require too much time.  Precious time that should be spent working on Ruby.
Kim also made some of these cute little birds and mentioned they took an hour each.  Perfect.
The pattern is here, designed by curlypurly.
I used scraps of cotton yarn with the same gauge.  They are easy, quick and fun.  And,  guess what?  You still have time to make some before easter!  

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49 comments

  1. extremely adorable! i really like these and i am sure your kids will too!

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  2. Those are just too cute for words! And especially so in their nest.
    I just knit a little wsweater for Kristen's Webkinz! Will post it about it tomorrow.

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  3. oh my gosh those are cute. I wonder if I have time....

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  4. So cute! I love the way they look in the nest! I know! In a nest of Mini Cadbury eggs!

    I'm addicted to these things. Although, like you, I felt my time would be better spent this past weekend making something else. But you can be sure I'll be making more of them before the weekend!

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  5. ohhhhute... I had similar ideas but I think I left it too late and might have to go with felt ones. I love your colours too.

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  6. Oh my gosh, those are darling! sooooooooo cute :) Happy Easter,
    Tanya

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  7. LOVE those birds! Just added them to my queue. Maybe by easter. . .

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  8. They are so damn cute. It gives me hope that Spring may actually be on the way!

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  9. oh leslie, these three are too sweet--nice job! And the jumper too. You are the only one who would notice the plaid not matching, but I hear you on being critical of your own craftsmanship. I am a lot more critical of the clothes that I make.

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  10. OMG! Totally cute!

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  11. Oh wow Leslie, cuteness overload--love those tiny pals! Thanks for reminding me about the Easter basket situation, I have to get on that...

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  12. Just darling! I have the pattern and yarn all ready to go.

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  13. tres, tres cute!!
    I would love to get a little Easter craft done this week. Maybe eggs...

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  14. So precious, Leslie!! So do you think my kids, age 23 and 27 are too old for them or Easter baskets? Just what I thought you'd say. Of course, they aren't.

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  15. if only i could knit right now....
    super cute, leslie!

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  16. I bookmarked that pattern yesterday - I am even more inspired after seeing yours and hearing "an hour"! Yay!

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  17. I just think those are too adorable!

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  18. Those are so cute! I bet they provide a lot of entertainment on Easter and beyond. =-D

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  19. aww...they're so sweet!

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  20. oh, so, so sweet!

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  21. oh, those are so lovely. i wish i was doing easter at your house this year!

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  22. Awwww! Those chickies are just SO cute!! I will have to knit a few . . seeing as how that's been my mom's nickname for me ever since I've been a little girl. :)

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  23. Those tweeties are sweeties!

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  24. Those are so cute!!! Lovely pictures too!

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  25. So cute! I should make some of those as we start some bird nature study again as spring rolls in...
    I've got time though, we're getting another blast of snow up here in Minnesota as we speak, er, um, as I type...

    Happy knitting-
    ali

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  26. Wow, these are so cute! You are ready for the season:)

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  27. Oh sooo cute! What a great idea too. Let's see, I have 3 nephews and 1 niece, think I can do it? Would be prefect out of my Touché scraps… well, I could always at least get one done for the niece ; )

    thanks for the links and your birdies are so cute!

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  28. Those birds are so cute and fun to make. I did mine in red but gave it to my grandmother without taking a picture, darn! I guess I'll have to make another one :)

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  29. Ohmigosh, I love the little birdies! How adorable! *sigh* And now of course, it has to be added to the list. :)

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  30. So sweet! Can you believe how early Easter is? My kids baskets need all help they can get. Thanks for the link. Any new Cookies lately? Have a great week and a wonderful Easter!

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  31. The birdies are adorable and perfect for Easter. I am going to look at the pattern and see if there is any way this inexperienced knitter can tackle them!

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  32. those are adorable!!! what a great little addition to the baskets!

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  33. Oh, jeez. Way too cute. :)

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  34. Anonymous3/18/2008

    Those chicks are too cute! Love the colors!!:-)

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  35. Anonymous3/18/2008

    The colors of the chicks are yummy
    Alphonse

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  36. You get so many comments I don't usually comment, but I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your blog and what amazing knitting talents you have. I check out your blog daily.

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  37. These are just so cute. I just don't think I have any time left. Maybe next year?

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  38. Oh, they're cute as cake :)

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  39. Those are so cute!! What a wonderful idea!

    I have the perfect blue yarn but I'm picturing a little blue bird of a different dimension... Hmmm, we'll see.

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  40. So cute! (Though in one of those weird ironies of life, I am staring at their exact opposite - a fairly vicious looking - if handsome in his own way - red-tailed hawk on a tree outside not 15 feet away.) It's weird to have them in the same "frame." But cool, too...

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  41. Oh my goodness. I think I am in love with those chicks. Thanks for the link.

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  42. Great pattern! Thanks!!! :)

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  43. OMG I love how their weee wings are up in the air...so adorable i just want to squeeze them!

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  44. Too Cute! My kids would just love those!!!

    oxox
    Marly

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  45. ohhhhhhhhhh those reminded me of my grandmother.. she use to make us cute stuff like that when we were little... GOSH!!! I cherished those.. and miss her deeply!! I can't knit or crochet... but I love the beauty of it all!!

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