Tuesday, September 18, 2007


One of my co-workers wanted to get back into knitting by making a simple toy. I showed her Knitty and she was off. Unfortunately, she couldn't quite get the hang of the pattern she picked: Bubby. So she bequeathed me the yarn and her pattern print out. Three months later, Bubby was born.

I'm not sure I like him - he's kind of floppy and awkward - but the Boy has taken to him as a stuffed bear representation of himself, so there's that. And I get to give him away - there's that too.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

three best friends

I made these three tiny amigurumi by Anna Paula Rimoli - one a day - for the three pregnant ladies at the Lettuce Knit sn'b: Jendricks, Craftygrrrl & tapeheads

They're made, as the author of the pattern suggests, with oddments of worsted yarn. In order, we have beige merino from King Cole (bunny hat); pink Phentex (Jumblie); blue and green Lamb's Pride (robot parade); and white Cascade 220 (skull socks o' fury). The eyes are felt, the smiles are embroidery thread, and there is a ribbon on the cactus. The Boy feels that they are BFF - so maybe the babies will be, too.

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Koala Bear

Here is my knitted koala. This adorable little bear is from "Knitted Animals" by Jean Greenhowe. The pattern is easy and pretty fast to knit. Koala measures 12 cm (4.7 inch) from top to toe, excluding the ears.

Pattern: "Knitted Animals" by Jean Greenhowe
Yarn: Kotek (100% acrylic) 300 m = 100 g in beige and white colour
Needles: 2.5 mm DPNS


Saturday, September 1, 2007

Little Red

I've just finished another Jean Greenhowe dolly. This one is Little Red Riding Hood. I made her for my husband's cousin's daughter who will be two in December. Her grandmother (hubby's aunt) asked me to make a simple, indestrucible doll and this is the result. I'm less than thrilled with the feet and am considering doing something to them. She still needs some ribbon added for a belt and around the wrists, but she is very cuddly and very sweet I think!