28 May 2013
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.