28 May 2013

Animals




I have knitted up three small animals for my youngest's birthday.  I have started on a fourth but there is no way I am going to finish it time as it is for tomorrow!  It was actually her birthday on Saturday but as we were busy helping out at a district scout camp we decided to postpone it until Wednesday, as she is to four she does not know the actual date of her birthday as yet!

I knitted these loosely following the patterns in this lovely book.  The pig and the horse, which needs a mane sewing on, were made following the pattern the sheep I change the pattern to shape the head a bit more.  This was the last one I made and I had got used to how a pattern is knitted to make the final shape by then.  It was hard to get the stuffing, I used sheep wool which I bought from here to make this dolly, to the right level of hardness so that the animal would stand up.  I ended up unpicking my stitches several times to get it just right!

I hope that, if she enjoys playing with these lovely animals, I will have the time to make a few more for Christmas.

Joining in with Nicole for this weeks sharing for Keep Calm Craft On.

11 comments:

  1. What a lovely gift. They are all sweet, but I particularly like the pig and his little curly tail.

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  2. Gorgeous animals, you could sell these on etsy! Belated wishes for A, hope she has a lovely day tomorrow.

    Thank you for your kind wishes, they are appreciated, life has certainly been more chaotic and challenging than usual.

    San

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  3. I've been looking for a pattern for a small sheep...made some years ago with a book I found in our library, but they've since discarded it (oh no!)...thanks for sharing!

    Here's what I've been working on:
    http://www.theknittygrittyhomestead.blogspot.ca/2013/05/nine-lives.html

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  4. Love these! There is something wonderful about knitted friends.

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  5. What a lovely present hope she has a great time playing with them. Happy birthday!

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  6. Very cute indeed. I especially like the horse's ears and the chubbiness of the pig.

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  7. your little girl is going to love them! adorable!

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  8. So, so cute! Simple toys are best. :)

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  9. They are so adorable! Wish I could use natural materials too for my knitting, they certainly make handmade even more special.

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  10. Very cute! I am sure that she will love them!

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