crayons and milk

About October 11, 2011

I have always enjoyed knitting so I decided to challenge myself with something new… knitting toys! Crayons and Milk will be a photo blog documenting my cute and sometimes delicious toys that I’ve knitted! I am constantly in search of patterns and would love to share this passion with all of you! My ultimate goal is to be able to write my own patterns and design my own toys. I hope to accomplish this after learning anything and everything I could ever learn about knitting!

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173 Responses to “About”

  1. deborah Says:

    i’ve added you on my rss feeds so i can keep up with your posts :)

  2. Eunmi Says:

    Love it Edna, I’m so proud of you for knitting your life away :) Awesome photos too!!! Keep up the great work and can’t wait to see MOREEEEEE!!!!!!! :D

  3. Op! Says:

    you have fabulous knitted toy collections! if only i have your patience in knitting them (i always feel dreaded to knit anything that required some sewing on its finishing stage–yeah, i’m lazy that way *sigh*)
    i love how you so generous in sharing the patterns and the links, or the tips and tricks, cool!
    anyway, thanks for stopping by and following my blog, have a great knitting time :)

    -Opi

    • Thank you for your wonderful comment!!! Whenever I find something cool online, it motivates me to make it or alter it so it’s my own version! Knitting does take a lot of patience :( which is why I am constantly in search of what’s out there so I can keep trying something new :D Thank you again for commenting!

  4. Lexie Says:

    Darling I love your blog! It’s gorgeous!

  5. David jones Says:

    They are really fun. I’m sure you will be creating even more including your own designs. Someone said “Knitting is’t just wool you know”. I think he was introducing other materials. But your goodies are good.
    All the best
    David
    glassbloggery.com

  6. Bambi Lynn Says:

    What a talent you are, love your work! The livingroom set is too cute, I love all things ‘mini.’ I’m a crocheter, but admire any craftmeister’s creations! Thanks for checking out the Bridal Handkerchief I made for my daughter, glad it’s done because the little hook and thin thread are no friend to my eyes!

    • Thank you for stopping by my blog! All I do on WordPress is try to find anything and everything related to knitting/crochet and i’m glad I saw your handkerchief! It’s very delicate and pretty. Your daughter will love it and it’ll be totally worth it! :D

  7. Roar Sweetly Says:

    Lovely blog. You’re very talented!

  8. Nic Corrigan Says:

    This sounds like fun – so going to follow along!

  9. marissafh Says:

    Nice profile pic! I don’t knit so good, it’s still the basics for me. So knitting toys is a wonder to me. Thanks for the like on my blogpost.

    • I love the photography on your blog and thank you for dropping by! :) I’m new to knitting toys and so far it’s been a fun journey discovering new things along the way! :D

  10. Maryanne Says:

    Hi, your blog is INSANELY good!!! My jaw is literally on the floor….Awesome, I love it. I have yet to browse through your entire blog but you already had me with the cutesy lounge furniture…..delicious is too right!! Thanks for liking my post, its very encouraging!

    • HI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wish I can say that ALL of my toys are my own creations but i’m very slowly starting to come up with my own stuff… and hopefully one day i’ll be knitting only my toys.. but meanwhile, I still love knitting all the wonderful patterns out there! :D Thanks again for your wonderful comments!!!!!!! YAY TO KNITTING and spreading the love :D

  11. Your knitting is amazing! I just started knitting this last winter and I was excited about the few basic stitches I learned. :) I am very impressed with your creations!

  12. mcmillenwrites Says:

    This is a great blog!!! I crochet, but I am hoping to learn to knit. Do you have pointers for people wanting to start?

    • Ooo I definitely recommend the site http://www.knittinghelp.com because they have videos! Also, whenever i’m stuck with instructions, Youtube amazingly has a lot of videos as well! Tension of the yarn is really important for knitting so practicing how you hold the needles and how you wrap the yarn around your fingers is a good start :D I taught a group of 10 year olds how to knit and i’m sure you’ll master it in no time!!! Good luck!!! I’m not sure about crochet, but in knitting there are only 2 type of stitches, Knit and Purl. There are MANY ways to cast on but my favourite is the long tail cast on, I use this method for EVERYTHING.

  13. I like how well you give your creations personality. I enjoy seeing different methods of aplying structure to an object.

  14. ordinarygood Says:

    Thanks for liking my knitting blog post. My comment here will appear from my other blog. I don’t seem to be able to switch from one to the other very easily.
    I love your knitting here and really enjoy your Funny Monday posts!!! I’ve borrowed one to repost.

  15. ordinarygood Says:

    Hi again,

    You might like to check out this blog post of mine about Max the Mouse in his sleeping bag. http://ordinarygood.wordpress.com/2011/07/26/and-now-for-something-different/

    Children love this wee toy. Good wishes Lynley, in New Zealand aka ordinary good and http://koruknits.wordpress.com

  16. Walter Boomsma Says:

    Thanks for visiting the Valley Grange site and liking the post about our Yarn Drive… We have a group of knitters producing mittens for the local schools and Santa fund… one has set a goal of making 1000 pair this year! I plan to mention your blog in the near future–many grange ladies love to knit and are often looking for projects!

  17. iknead2knit Says:

    Thanks for readingl

  18. I love your work! I am so losing focus on what I’m working on!

    • awww don’t worry, I lose focus as well! That’s why I find something that I really want to knit and that in turn motivates me =p Lionel’s head got quite complicated and I lost track of my stitches and had to take out a piece of paper and do some math!!! But I kept looking at the pattern picture and seeing how cute he’ll turn out and just kept going! Take your time with each project and take baby steps! Happy knitting and good luck!!!! :D

      • Looking at all your wonderful pieces was causing me to lose focus LOL. I had to get outta your place and get back to what I was working on. I could spend entire days admiring other people’s work and the diligence and attention to detail that went into it.

    • oh man, i totally misread your comment! Keep enjoying my blog! hahaha

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  20. thehappyjs Says:

    They are so adorable! I love to knit too and have been knitting almost 3 years now. I can’t wait to see more!

    • Welcome to the knitting world!!! I loved the photo magnets on your blog! I didn’t know that you knitted as well. What do you enjoy knitting?

      • thehappyjs Says:

        Oh thank you! The magnets were super easy to make. I enjoy knitting mostly sweaters. I’ve made toys for my son with crochet too. Right now I’m working on summer dress for my nieces. Are you a Ravelry member? It’s fun place for a knitter. They have many free patterns.

      • I recently joined Ravelry! It is such an organized site and it is very very fun indeed! I spent a lot of time just randomly searching for new ideas and fun projects!!

        I’ve always wanted to knit myself a dress but big projects like that feel overwhelming! Happy knitting! Can’t wait to see the dress, hope you will post pictures :D

      • thehappyjs Says:

        Oh no, the dress is for my nieces, age 2 and 4, so it’s pretty quick to knit (only if my little one let me…)
        I’m like you, I’ve always knit something for myself but never done it yet. :)
        The biggest project was sweater for my husband, and I don’t think I’d do it again. Lol.

        I will definitely post some pics when it’s done.

        Have a wonderful day! :))

      • I hope your husband wears that sweater every winter! hahaha I once knitted a scarf for my friend but she never wore it!!!! *angry face*

  21. Bernadett-B Says:

    Your creations are super cute!!

  22. Kelly Says:

    Thank you so much for stopping by and “liking” my blog. I am so happy to have found yours. It is simply ADORABLE! I am going to pass your site along to a knitting friend of mine…I know she will love it!

  23. Hi
    I adore your knitted monkeys! What creativity and skills! I can see that you living your dream of pattern making!There are some knitted finger puppet monkeys with bananas and ones with a monkey on their back that I think you would love! They are at Fair go trading in William Street in Perth WA
    Thanks for commenting on my blog I love yours!
    Sue

    • AWWW I would really love to visit Fair Go Trading but I’m all the way here in Toronto, Canada :(. I miss my monkeys but good thing my friend doesn’t live too far so I can see the boy monkey. Her boyfriend has the girl monkey and she’s in Montreal!

  24. loosygoosey Says:

    you are so talented!!!
    Janis

  25. Wow – you’re clearly very talented. These toys are all gorgeous and I love the furniture :-)

  26. yengy Says:

    I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger award, if you are interested in continuing the award, please check it out and pass it on! :) Keep up the blogging!
    -Yengy

  27. Vix Says:

    Hey,
    I’ve nominated you for the Sunshine Blogger Award! Check out my post at http://vixknits.wordpress.com/2012/06/15/the-sunshine-keeps-on-coming/
    Vix

  28. mz jenny lee Says:

    Thanks for liking my Flower Power Dolls. I’ve only started knitting toys in relatively recently, but it’s been a lot of fun! I really look forward to seeing your creations as well!

  29. Cheryl Marie Says:

    I love your idea and wish you the best of luck in your journey! I too am on a road to design and I am still in the “learning phase” :-)

    • Thank you for your encouragement! I love knitting all the cute toy patterns but it’s not the same as creating something from scratch! Best of luck with the knitting marathon!!!

  30. Maryanne Says:

    Hello!!! I have nominated you for the “One Lovely Blog” award. You can view your nomination here http://woolhogs.wordpress.com/2012/06/19/awards-gratitude-and-a-sweet-farewell/
    You can pass this award on, or just enjoy the fact that your blog is awesome! xxxx

  31. Thanks for liking my post, will enjoy following your blog…

  32. Thank you for the like on my blog. I’m so glad I clicked over to your blog because your knitting is adorable! I’ve only crocheted toys, not knitted them, but I’m going to follow along and see what else you come up with because I think your work is amazing!

    • Thank you for visiting my blog! I am impressed that you are keeping up with blogging everyday and it’s lovely that you share so much about your life and family with your readers :).

  33. ohiocook Says:

    Thank you for reading and the “Like” of my post.

  34. SideCapers Macrame Says:

    Cute stuff. Thanks for the peek

  35. putneyfarm Says:

    This is very, very cool. Thanks for sharing…

  36. knitadream Says:

    I like your works and your blog, very cheerful, nice job!

  37. clothmonkey Says:

    I have nominated you for One Lovely Blog Award as I really appreciate what you do …… you can read more about it here http://clothmonkey.wordpress.com/2012/06/29/one-lovely-blog-award/

  38. CarolWiebe Says:

    Hey, fellow Canuck, I think you could write a children’s book . . . illustrate it with your critters.

    • HIIIIi Happy Canada’s Day!!! I use to enjoy writing children’s stories as a hobby! But I never enjoyed writing the endings so I have a lot of unfinished stories! But the little toys do inspire me, I like bringing them to life!

  39. love knitting too, just have no skill there!!! Thanks for the visit

  40. reneevlast Says:

    Hello there!

    Thanks for visiting my blog :)

    Your knitted toys are sweet and amazing. Do you sell patterns? Maybe I’ll attempt to knit a toy one day when I am a more confident knitter.

    I see you’re a fellow Canadian (we are based in the UK – my husband is British, but we try to go back to Canada once every or every other year to visit family)- HAPPY CANADA DAY!

    Happy knitting!

    • Hi!!!!!!!!!!

      Thank you for your comment!! The toys I knit are based on the patterns that I’ve found online or in a book. I’ve written a pattern for the knitted Android and the banana peels, which are available on this blog for free =p I’m still learning more skills and hopefully one day i’ll create my own toys and learn to write more professional patterns! And HAPPY CANADA DAY!!! Sadly, I’ve NEVER been to the UK!!! :(.

  41. You really make beautiful items! I promise never to feature you on my blog! LOL

  42. Love the monkeys!!!!

  43. psycadet Says:

    DIY stuff is awesome! Keep plugging away and you’ll reach your goal in no time! :)

  44. Th’k you for visiting my blog, I’m so glad you did, I love yours! ;)

  45. suestopford Says:

    YOUR BLOG IS FABULOUS…………thanks too, for liking my posts. I am having a blast writing them.

  46. mamagwen Says:

    What a great blog! I love your little knitted toys, they are so cute :) I’ve been more of a garment knitter of late but you’ve inspired me to get back into making toys. I can’t wait to see what you come up with next.
    PS: are you on Ravelry?

    • Thank you!!! What toys have you knitted before :D I joined Ravelry a couple of months ago!! I love that site and I use it to browse for ideas for my future projects! I’m not too active with updating my profile and uploading pictures and finished projects tho :( :(

  47. Oh…I loved your knitted toys ♥ they are amazingly cute! And your blog is awesome!!

  48. amysworlds Says:

    Thanks for visiting my blog and liking my post :)
    See you around!

  49. Thanks for visiting my blog. Are you ever going to know everything about knitting? I think you should make some patterns now – I am sure that you have the skills you need and you have to start somewhere. I am sure that you have plenty of people that will do a bit of tech editing for you and test your patterns. You can go from there. :)

  50. Meimoirs Says:

    Wow I love your site too! Each post tells a beautiful story :) Looking forward to more! Thank you so much for visiting my site as well :)

  51. Thanks for dropping by and liking my post about feathered paper bowls. Your work is fantastic! So playful and colorful. Nice to meet you!

  52. Wooly Momma Says:

    I love your work as well as the humor behind it. So cute and clever.

  53. kyred Says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Love the toys, I can’t wait to see more.

  54. Thanks for liking my GPS post!

  55. craftwhore Says:

    I’d love to design patterns too, I have sooo much to learn first though! haha

    • Same here!!! There are sooo many great patterns out there and to create something new that is unique will definitely take some time! Good luck on your journey as well!

  56. my24space Says:

    I loved your blog…all the knitted toys are so cute :)

  57. seascapesaus Says:

    Hello there crayons and milk – congratulations! I have nominated you for One Lovely Blog Award. Hope you will accept – the rules will be on my very next post. best wishes, Philippa

  58. Jay Says:

    Great minds think alike. lovely toys!

  59. Lori Says:

    Love the title of your blog alone, but your energy just bounces right off the screen! I look forward to watching your creations come to life.

  60. Cathy G Says:

    Thank-you for stopping by my site. You do wonderful work – nice to meet you! :)

  61. mycraftcave Says:

    cute and delicious toys is right!!! they are amazing and so adorable :)

  62. Lori Says:

    I have nominated you for a Sunshine Award, Whenever I look at your blog it always gives me a smile. So thank you!

    So, Here are the rules:

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    7. What is your favorite physical activity?

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    My ’10′ Blogger Nominees

  63. Thanks for the like! Your blog is lovely- my favourite post is the valentines slippers. They’re wonderful! I have two books you might like- Jean Greenhowe’s Jiffy Knits (They’re very simple- there’s an invisible man, a mummy and a tin of baked beans!); also a book called The Knitted Farmyard by Hannelore Wernhard. This one is so nice- I got it second-hand so it’s old. You can knit everything associated with a farm, even the fields! Amy

    • Thank you for the like as well!!!! Oh man, those valentine slippers were quite challenging and I was too ambitious but i’m glad they turned out! Let’s just say that I will never knit those slippers again! hahaha OHHh I’ don’t have the Jiffy Knits book and the invisible man sounds very very cute! I want to eventually collect them all!!!

      Just googled the Knitted Farmyard and it’s SOOO COOL!!!!!! I want to get my hand on this book as well! Just did a library search and no copies :( Might have to find it online instead! Thank you for sharing your resources!!!!! :) :) HAPPY KNITTING!!!

  64. missmylin Says:

    Thanks for coming by to visit my blog! I’m definitely going to start following all your wonderful work, and maybe someday I’ll finally be able to knit something other than washcloths and scarves!!

    • THANK YOU!!!!!!! Oh, i’m sure knitting toys would be easy peasy for you!!!! I don’t have that much patient for scarves so bravo and props to you! :) Thank you for visiting as well!!!

  65. It’s a lovely coincidence that you came by my blog the other day. Visiting yours makes me smile! I just recently purchased my first toy knit pattern and am waiting to finish my grad studies this fall, to then attempt it. It’s an Elephant called Elijah, by Ysolda Teague (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/elijah). I like giving knitted items as baby / child gifts, and toys seem like a great change from sweaters and booties! ;) I’d also like to get good enough to design my own.
    Anyway, I’ll be checking-out more of your blog for some inspiration on patterns to try next! Thanks so much for sharing!

    • AWWWWWWWWwww Elijah is SUPER SUPER SUPER cute!!! I just recently knitted an elephant as well !!! But i’m very picky and I’m not loving how it turned out! I will most likely give it away to someone who will give it some love hehehhe

      Thank you for visiting as well!!!!!!!!!!! And good luck with your studies and with Elijah!!

  66. Hi! I’ve nominated you for a Sunshine Award. If you’d like to accept, you can find more information here: http://shewinessometimes.wordpress.com/2012/08/30/sunshine-award/

  67. cleo14 Says:

    You were awarded the Blog on Fire award! In retun you need to list eight things about yourself or your pets and send the award onto eight other blogs who you feel are on fire.

  68. This site brings back so many happy memories of my childhood. I knitted numerous Jean Greenhowe toys from patterns in my mum’s Woman’s Weekly. I think I looked forward to the magazine as much as mum did…!

    • I love Jean Greenhowe’s toys and just can’t get enough of them! Do you still knit toys now? :)

      • Not really. I am focusing on knitting my own clothes – as I get increasingly angry at the poor quality of knitwear in shops – and baby clothes for my friends’ newborns. I do have a copy of a pattern for a tomcat that I want to try out. Maybe something I can make for the next newborn…

  69. Anonymous Says:

    Amazing knitted toys. Thanks for the “like” on Troy Cat Cards.

  70. Starfruit Says:

    I’m def gonna start making toys once I get over my doily obsession :) Thanks for visiting my blog and for introducing me to yours.

  71. kyred Says:

    Hi, I’ve nominated you for the Reader Appreciation Award.
    http://kyred.wordpress.com/2012/09/29/319/

  72. HerLetters Says:

    Thank you for the like on my post!

    Crayons and milk, such good things come of these =)

    Looking forward to your new posts, and will be perusing the old.

  73. I LOVE your blog!! Your dog is super cute, I also love your knitted stuff. Thanks for the like :)

  74. creative pixie Says:

    What a great blog, I think I may have a go at knitting some toys!

  75. Thank you for the like. I love your blog :)

  76. punto2205 Says:

    This is just too cute! I love your work, now my kids want knitted toys too!

  77. Frances Says:

    Great blog… Your creations are amazing. Thanks for the like on my post!

  78. Hi, can you crochet our Barbera coffee Magician? We’re looking at mass production (in USA) if the sample is looking as close to the magician as possible. Please contact us at your convenience!

  79. Your blog is a source of inspiration to me, and therefore I have nominated you for the Inspiring Blog Award. :) If you would like to accept this award, you can find more information here: http://inspirationsandwich.wordpress.com/2013/02/28/inspiring-blog-award

  80. I love knitting and crocheting toys and yummies too. I have just crocheted a lovely Bunny which I hope to post the pattern soon. I got the idea from Arnie and Carlos. I also take inspiration from Ana Paula

    • OHHH I love Arne and Carlos, they are so inspiring!! It’s so fun to knit toys because the projects don’t take as long and there’s more satisfaction when the project is complete! hehehe

  81. KnitNell Says:

    Dear C&M – thank you for popping by and giving me the opportunity of having a look at your blog. Oh it is delightful – so much fun! I love the knits and the poems. The hiccuping dragon cheered up my morning. cheers KN

  82. tapeandfluff Says:

    You have been nominated for the Very Inspiring Blogger award! Check out your mention (and the award “rules”) at http://tapeandfluff.wordpress.com/2013/03/11/the-very-inspiring-blogger-award.

  83. Hope Rays Says:

    I nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blog award.
    http://knittingraysofhope.wordpress.com/2013/04/25/very-inspiring-bloggers-award/
    We think your blog & cause are great!

  84. loobyloucreations Says:

    Your work and your photo’s are amazing!! The photo’s made me laugh so much your knitted toys look like they are having so much fun, you bring them to life :) I hope to be as good as you one day Amazing!!

    • HI!!!!!!! Your comment is sooooo sweet!!! I haven’t posted in probably over a year due to work :( I hope I can continue to inspire you in the near future!!! Stay tuned!!


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