Unicorn in the Forest and a few FOs

We have been going a little sewing mad this week. A friend told me about a shop in Chester that sells wool felt – not the nasty acrylic kind!
Toby has had a little gnome production line going on – bodies sewn, hats made, heads stuffed, lavender in… We have a myriad of felty snippings all over the house!

A cascade of rainbow wool felt... but where to begin?

A cascade of rainbow wool felt… but where to begin?

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Emily asked for a Unicorn, so out came the Rowan Kidsilk as nothing makes a better unicorn tail.

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This little unicorn has gone everywhere with us. We had our first real spring morning yesterday. The air was warm and carried that distinct scent that only the spring can bring. So we packed ourselves up and headed for the Delamere Forest for an afternoon of exploring, listening to woodpeckers, twirling and foraging for fairy treasures.

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We had a lovely time as we always do in the woods, away from the hustle and bustle and complications of the real world. Well, it was lovely, right up until Emily, a princess riding her magical unicorn was ambushed by Robin Hood who kept jumping out of the bushes to steal her gold (a collection of pretty stones in her foraging bag). At that point she had to ride on my back as Robin Hood couldn’t reach that high.
Has the Spring reached you yet? Maia has certainly been dancing her way through our local countryside!

Toby has also started his own blog , Diary of a Homeschooled Kid as he wanted to share his projects.

A few Finished Objects below; what are you working on? I’m currently knitting Runrig Muffatees by Knitsofacto after finishing the Conundrum Scarflette.

Semele completed

Semele completed

Wings of green leaves...

Wings of green leaves…

This is a jumper I started two years ago! It climbed out of my UFO box and back onto my needles last week for completion. Only two projects left to go!!!

This is a jumper I started two years ago! It climbed out of my UFO box and back onto my needles last week for completion. Only two projects left to go!!!




About woodlandknitter

Who am I? A Mummy first a foremost to my two children, Toby and Emily. We took the decision to home educate the children after Toby had many problems within state education. Unable to send them to a Steiner school at present we base their education around the Waldorf ethos. This is working out wonderfully so far and we wish we had done it sooner. Secondly I am a fibre obsessive. Knitting, spinning, felting, dyeing or just generally stroking, anything goes. You can usually find us in the woods or up a hill, by the ocean's edge or climbing trees. Follow the little trail of yarn clippings and there we will be, me with some form of fibre in my bag at all times. #118 We try to live a simple, natural and holistic lifestyle, making sure that we connect to nature daily. Fairy tales and seeking out the enchanted in everyday life is a big part of our lives, as is plenty of craft and art. I am a new member of a medieval re-enactment group, the House of the Black Star and have met some amazing people through it. I have much to learn from them. In this blog I hope to inspire and share with you the things which inspire me. Feedback is always enjoyed and appreciated. Comments on my blog are always loved! I hope a little woodland magic makes you happy today! #037 Find me on facebook Ravelry Craftsy Etsy Pinterest
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2 Responses to Unicorn in the Forest and a few FOs

  1. Oh how I love felt fabric!! Did you make up the unicorn pattern? I can think of another girl who would like one!your knitting is gorgeous I particularly like the leafy green shawl!

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