Saturday, January 1, 2011

Cheerio says, "Happy New Year!"

Since we don't have cardinals here and love them, I decided to create one using the Penguin pattern. (Next up, maybe a bluebird, robin, or since I have left over penguin-yarn a crow?)

Today I've been playing with my new toy! Instead of this,

I can now do this.

Oh my, what fun! I did 5 skeins of yarn this afternoon in no time at all. Dick loves my toy also as he did NOT enjoy holding the yarn and DOES like to use that chair....that is if Ginger doesn't get there first.

HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYONE! May this year that began with 1/1/11 be filled with wonder and joy for you and your families!


Anonymous said...

Ooooooooooo...nice swift! Have fun.

ROZ said...

Happy New Year and I hope that you enjoy some good health in 2011. Love the sweater, and the little girl is such a darling

Lynn said...

So cute, love the cardinal. How smart to adapt the penguin pattern.
Happy New Year to you also!

Pat said...

Happy New Year!

Lynn said...

The cardinal is adorable!!

Kathy A. said...

Love that little cardinal. He makes me smile.
What a cool way to wind yarn! Enjoy.

hakucho said...

Love your baby cardinal...can't wait to see the ones to follow....
Wow -- that's a super duper swift! Much better than chair arms or human arms :)

happy swifting!

Cat said...

Cute little birdie!

Congrats on your new yarn toy! I remember two things I dreaded when I was young, one was holding the yarn and the other was stirring the pudding. :)

Happy New Year Judy!

Cranberry Morning said...

I love the cardinal, Judy! They're my favorite bird. My daughter just showed me (via Skype) several small knitted toys that a friend gave their 4-mo old baby. Love these small, knitted creatures!

Janet said...

Your little cardinal is so cute! Have fun with your new toys. I'm hoping to cast on for the Mystery 220 tonight.

Linda said...

What a cute little cardinal! I think the blue bird will be cute too! I like your new toy!Happy New Year!!

Barbara C said...

Nice swift, and a cute little cardinal. Enjoy both your new toys.

Merry said...

Wishing you a fantastic new year too. What a cute cardinal.

Lapplisor said...

ooh my dear Judy
I have probably not read that you were so sick ..:-(
the more I am pleased that you have been helped well!
Take good care of you continue on!

It's cute when getting the first tooth lost - David is now a school kid :-)
Such beautiful things you have knitted!
Your yarn winding is perfect for you. Congratulations!

I wish you a happy and creative new year!
Best wishes for 2011 from Germany

Take care

Plays with Needles said...

It never occurred to me that you wouldn't have a swift!!!! YOU, of all people, needed THAT!!!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, dear friend. Glad you are feeling better and the surgery went well. Here's to lots of fun in 2011~!