Thursday, November 20, 2014

Yarn-Along: Toy Censer and Mitford

 After a bit of a delay, I finally got the younger-child's version of the toy censer done and listed it on Etsy.


I have a feeling there's going to be a bit of a demand...


I have so many things I need to make that I'm a tad overwhelmed. It's been difficult to get everything done lately. Philippians 4:13!

P.S. - A HUGE thanks to Michelle for sharing the knitted acorns on her blog, Be As A Light! 

I started rereading the Mitford books by Jan Karon the other night. Not "great literature", but very comforting and funny. A lovely bedtime read. I'm currently about to get Out to Canaan off the shelf. :) I've been so exhausted, what with mild illness and working on the shop, that I haven't been able to get started on The Natural Family (mentioned in last week's post). I'll get on it soon, I hope!



13 comments:

  1. That is adorable! Would you consider selling the pattern on Ravelry? I shared your Etsy page with some seminary friends and have already had several ask if I can make them :P (To answer them... no! But I could if I had a pattern lol.)

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    1. I'd have to figure out a pattern. To be honest, it's kind of like free-form sculpting with crochet so it might be hard!

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  2. This is wonderful! so glad for this very cute and real toy censer!!! I am reading the Mitford books again too; such cozy comforting reading I find. Much love to you! and GOOD JOB once again!!!

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  3. Oh! It's so cute! My kids would have loved it when they were littler!

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    1. Thank you! I'm going to work on one for older kids (that is more functional - can raise and lower the top) as soon as I catch my breath. Like in the next decade or something.

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  4. This is so adorable. My godson would always follow the priest around the church when he was little, using his pacifier as a censer.... He certainly would have loved this. I'm sure many people would be interested in the pattern. Maybe it would be worth the extra effort.

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  5. Love love LOVE it!!!! Can you make an adult - sized one, I'll swing it around while directing the choir just to freak everyone out (the rest of the parish at least. It's always hit or miss whether the choir pays me any attention)

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    1. Hahahaha! I had a sudden vision of this!

      Actually, the next thing to be made will be a larger size censer that is more functional (the top raising and lowering like a real one).

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    2. I can make use of that. I think you've answered the prayers of mothers who've had to struggle making censers out of pudding cups, lego or anything else at hand. Seeing it reminds me of a treasured memory, a reader in my home parish in Ottawa, now a deacon (Elizabeth, you know who I'm talking about), whose toddler would stand next to him swinging his pudding cup censer as Daddy read. If only he had one of these beauties at the timem

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  6. This is so amazing! I can't get over it. I was thinking of getting one for my godson but he has a new baby sister and I was concerned about the bells so I'm glad you addressed that in your shop.

    Truly Matushka you have a great talent and I'm so happy you opened your shop! "Health to your hands" as we say in Greek!

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    1. Thank you! Now that I've made it with bells on the inside, it naturally doesn't sound as "bright" as with them on the outside, but better than a trip to the emergency room!

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