Monday, March 14, 2011

Hatching Time

I simply can't express how excited I am for these ducklings! We've finally reached lock down, which simply means that you stop turning the eggs and wait for them to hatch. So within the next few days there should be little quacks. Since they're Call ducks, or so we think, we might need to help them hatch due to the fact that they have a short bill. Over the next few days we'll need to check for internal pips, but I personally get the feeling that these aren't actually Call ducks. A few days ago we realized that the ducklings are black and white, which isn't right since Call ducklings should be yellow. But no matter what they are going to be the cutest critters I've seen in a while.

By the way I've managed to finish the fox toy pattern, it isn't perfected yet, but it's a start. Also to prepare you for the hatching cuteness here are some of the chicks we've hatched before.
Here are some wild ducklings

Saturday, March 12, 2011

New Surprises!

Hello everyone, sorry for the delayed wait life has been a bit hectic. I do have some good news and some wonderful new creations to show you. To start off the first batch of ducklings should be hatching at the beginning of next week, so excited! Out of the 11 that we started out with 9 have made it so far, which I have to say is wonderfully surprising. We never had this much luck when hatching chickens. So I'll be putting pictures up of those cute little guys once they pop out. Plus we also have another batch of duck eggs to look forward to after these ones. They'll only be about a week apart I believe.

Also over the past few weeks I've been designing a new toy line, and some more Wild Things and knit critters, but the first little guy has been made! His name is Oslo and he's part of the series called "Scandinavian ystäväsi", which means Scandinavian friends. I've also made a new Wild Thing named Borus. And lastly I've been working on knitting pattern for a fox, which has been taking me longer than I thought to get the tail just right.