First Pick: Wren’s Trio of Properties, by Faye Kennington ($4.95)
At first glance, I thought this was a pattern for eyeball ornaments — maybe something Cthulu-esque? But instead, they are felted birdhouses: at once more mundane and much more interesting. The designer based them on something she’d seen in a garden magazine, and that birds actually like them — so they are useful and decorative.
Second Pick: Dog Tea Cozy, by Rian Anderson ($4.00)
He may call this a “dog” tea cozy, but we all know which wonderful claymation dog he means: Gromit!!
I named my Border Collie “Gromit” because I love the show so much. If only I drank tea out of pots, I would be making up this tea cozy in a heartbeat! Maybe I will get the pattern anyway, and see if I can transform it into a soft toy …
Third Pick: Persinette, by Erica Lynne ($1.50)
Two clever headband patterns, knit icord-style over elastic! The flower is a perfect place to show off a beloved singleton button, too.