Monday, September 11, 2006

Fairy Bed

For the 5th birthday of one of our favorite young fairy-loving friends, David, Son, and I made a fairy bed!

Abe used his new tools to make a bed of his own design. (See his blog for more details.) After sawing the parts and nailing them together, he painted it a deep green. David sewed together a felt mattress. Abe made a pillow sham out of the same felt, outlined with mattress stitch. I made the coverlet.

Using incredibly tiny needles and miniscule and unforgiving crochet floss, I tried out a lace pattern from Barbara Walker's A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns.

Today's ridiculous knitting was sponsored by a Pomegranate Cosmopolitan.

1 ounce Pomegranate juice
1 ounce Triple Sec
2 ounces Vodka
1/2 ounce lime juice

Shake with ice until very cold. This recipe makes a bit more than I can drink and still knit lace fairy bed coverlets....


Mouse said...

I'm sure the fairies will love it though.. Did you leave them any of the cosmopolitan too?

Leslie Shelor said...

What a charming project (I'd probably need the Cosmopolitan, too!)

Bonnie said...

I love it! The bed and coverlet, I mean--but the drink looks good, to.

I just have to get the 2nd B. Walker treasury. All the lace patterns I like seem to come from that book.

Kate A. said...

The fairy bed is gorgeous! And I *insist* that lace knitting - especially that kind of lace knitting! - is way harder than Fair Isle!

Could definitely use one of those cosmos myself, but that would be more for the diss than the knitting. :-)

Sheepish Annie said...

Love it!!! That is just so cute... That cosmo looks so very yummy!

Lazuli said...

That's really cute! The coverlet came out really nice!

Miss T said...

Absolutely darling. Very nice job on that itty bitty lace!


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