Thursday, March 27, 2008

Pink Flamingo

Pattern: 221x Flamingo Beach Party by Fiber Trends
Yarn: Cascade 220 Wool and Berocco Swizzle Bright
Needle: size 10.5

Observations: The eyelash yarn ran out on one of the breasts (you can see it if you look closely enough) and I found later that there was an instruction hidden in the back to stop at row 38 or 39 and then devide the eyelash yarn. Just beware. Also, the legs are written to be knit flat and sewn up later on. One of my legs is sewn, the other is knit in the round. The only way I can tell the difference it to actually squeeze the legs to figure it out.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Easter Hares from yarn

Knitted hares were wonderful Easter gifts for my family. To knit the toys I used soft medium yarn and DPNS 2,5 mm. I knitted them using my own pattern. I filled hares bodies with poly granules. Their face features are hand embroidered. All pieces of bodies are knitted using stocking sitches, for ears I use garter stitches.
Hares have clothes in happy colours. Every toy is about 9 inches (23 cm) hight. Look, how funny they are :o))

Pattern: Twins knit
Needles: DPNS 2,5 mm
Yarn: 100 % acrylic DK
To fill: poly granules

Twins knit

Monday, March 24, 2008


Of course since it was Easter and I have been working on larger projects, I needed to get my toy fix in. So I made an Easter bunny for my kiddo.

There was a lot of seam sewing involved, but the effort was worth it. DD LOVED finding this little bunny in her Easter basket in the morning.
I used Galway wool for the cream and Cascade 220 for the pink. I've found that Galway cream doesn't felt that well - you can still see the stitch definition after FOUR washings in the machine.
Pattern is from Bear Brain. It's the Knitted, Felted, Jointed Rabbit and you can buy the pattern from Patricia Wulff's website. There is another pattern that's offered - a vest for the bunny - but I felt that it was too expensive.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Baby Bobbi Bear

Meet Baby Bobbi Bear! I used Bernat Cottontots for him and size 8 dpn's. The pattern calls for Blue Sky organic cotton or double-stranded alpaca, but because I knew he would test my skills a little bit (i.e., provisional cast-on, short-rows, etc.), I thought I would try with something I already had in my stash. I'm happy with the way he turned out, but would probably go down a needle size if I used the Bernat Cottontots yarn again. This little guy will be a gift for one of the five babies I am knitting for due between now and June. Blogged here.