Toy Knitting

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I’ve become addicted to knitting toys! I was a bleurgh day the other day (pms) and wanted a quick fun knit. I found Lola Bunny and fell in love. It is so cute. I have very nearly finished – should have an FO later tonight. I started it two nights ago. It is great. I am using the hand-dyed bfl I received in the hand-dyed yarn them swap. Its looking really sweet. I’ve found other great patterns, including some amigurumi patterns that have been converted into knitting patterns from this etsy store. I bought Mr Bean, Pirate Panda and This Little Pig. I plan on casting on Sheldon as soon as the bunny is finished. I have a couple of balls of Sugar n Cream (orange and denm blue) which will look great. I am also planning to knit a Baby Bobbi Bear and the small fish from the One Fish, Two Fish pattern from Blue Sky Alpacas, as well as Kate from knitty.com. The bunny is for Karl, and Sheldon will probably stay here too. I plan on giving the fish to my nephew for his birthday, but may make another bunny for him before that as I have a large stash of pale blue yarn. The yarn was bought to make him some clothes but know he is nearly a year I think the colour is a bit baby for him. The rest will be turned into squares to make blankets for the local animal shelter.

I managed to get some dyeing over the weekend – 400g merino sock yarn, 100g bfl laceweight and 100g bfl roving. 100g of sock yarn and the roving where dyed by Karl so will be special ltd editions. I hope to get the rest of the roving done this weekend and have the shop updated late next week. The BFL roving is so soft. I think it has to be one of my fave fibres. I hope to get some BFL sock yarn for the next update.

Off to eat dinner and finish the bunny, which Karl has called ‘Bob’. Everything is Bob at the moment.
(btw: for those unaware Karl is my 25 yr old boyfriend, but at times when I write/talk about him I realise it he sounds like he may be my 5 yr old son!)

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3 responses »

  1. Love that Bunny. But I think calling him Bob is rather better than what happened when I made a penguin for a boyfriend to give to his godson. Not only did the penguin get kept by the boyfriend, it got called Walrus.

    And after years of hating making toys (might have soemthing to do with that ex…), suddenly I find myself sewing felt monsters and tonight I’m crocheting an owl. And I’ve got 2 books by Japanese toymakers(one of crochet amigurumi, one of felt mascots) on their way to me from am amazon marketplace seller.

  2. I’m not into toy knitting, either (too fiddly for my fickle self), but all this cuteness is hard to resist. Good thing I can live vicariously through your projects, then, isn’t it? Yes! I love all your choices, esp. Mr. Bean and Kate. Have fun!

    Looking forward to seeing your etsy update. 😀

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