Friday, February 5, 2010
The Pixies That Live Under The Floor
When I moved into my house, now going on four years ago, I began to discover little toys and treasures in the tiny spaces of my home. I discovered them under the cast iron grates where the heat flows into the living room, behind the stove, tucked into the hollow place behind a loose molding. With each discovery, I tidied the area, and then respectfully replaced the little objects. I enjoyed keeping this little secret with the pixies that share my home and yard. Lately I came up with an idea to make some warm winter clothes for my little friends as a trade for the treasures I have collected from them.
I hung the tiny garments out on my house tree, where they can be easily found.
I think the pixies will really love this free form shawl I knitted up. I added lots of fringe, which I thought would be attractive to the little faeries.
I have been wanting to crochet one of these newsboy caps for the longest time, it was so fun to make one tiny sized! This cabled sweater will keep a little body warm, as the temperatures have been quite chilly here, and the wind has been gusting like mad.
Here's a closer look at the newsboy cap.
I knitted this sweater a little tinier than the first, I used my own hand spun yarn for this one. It's hand dyed alpaca from Yarn Hollow.
This is the smallest cabled sweater, I love the purpley-blue, plus the yarn has a little sparkle mixed in, you can't go wrong with sparkle as far as I'm concerned! The pixie cap also has just the right amount of sparkle. If I am lucky, I hope to get a glimpse of someone wearing this! I'll keep a close look out.
Here is the smallest free form shawl, still plenty cozy, even though it's size is so petite.
I'm hoping the pixies will think these warm winter clothes are a fair trade for their treasure, I guess I'll know for sure if they turn naughty on me, then I will have to put the treasures back where I found them. They have always been very nice and helpful, my plants grow and bloom like crazy, more so than they ever have anyplace else that I have lived. I wouldn't want that to change!
Have a wonderful week! Blessings Friends!
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