Friday, March 18, 2011

Egg to Bluebird!

As I was knitting the blanket, I was getting a feeling that I should be knitting something for the baby's big brother too. I was 4 1/2 years old when Emily was born, and I remember it vividly. It's a big adjustment  having a new brother or sister.  I also remember everyone giving me small gifts as well. I received more than one notepad and pen set that said "Laura". Since our older nephew can't write yet, I figured I'd make him a toy. And not just any toy but a reversible one from Itty-Bitty Toys. This incredible book was written by Susan B. Anderson. I love her toy designs. I am getting a pretty good feel for understanding the designs for garments,but toy designs still escape me. The patterns are so ingenious!

So a few days ago, I casted on for Egg to Bluebird, and a Little Nest, too (but I omitted the nest). If you are interested, check out all the Ravelry projects. There are Easter projects, and a robin, and so many more brilliant interpretations of this design.

Check it out! I hope our nephew loves it as much as I do!


The main yarn I used was Spud and Chloe Sweater in Ice Cream  and the discontinued O-Wool Balance. And here's a view of the bottom, which shows how I've connected the two parts. Isn't it adorable?

[27 April 2011 -  Edited To Add] I made the nest last April using the pattern from The Purl Bee's adorable pattern, Sparrow's Nest. This nest usually houses some tiny blue robin's eggs that I knit last spring. I just borrowed it for the photoshoot. The yarn used was a thoughtful gift from a dear friend. It's a blend of wool, mohair, and linen, as far as I can tell. The yarn band to this yarn seems to be the only yarn band I've ever gotten rid of. Go figure.


  1. Yay, Laura! I think your nephew will love it. Good work. I love the O-wool yarn, too.

    Thanks for sharing with me. I'm not attending the Guild activities this weekend either, too much going on. Have fun in Madison.

    Keep in touch.