Wednesday, January 25, 2006

My first toy project in the New Year

Hello everyone. I've finally decided what toy to knit first. My friend's birthday is in February, and I think she needs a little buddy to stick in her birthday package. I want to knit her a bunny, but I couldn't decide whether to use the Bubby pattern and extend the ears or to use Jess Hutch's bunny pattern (free on her site, as well). I'm going to knit the Bubby pattern, using some gray acrylic I have lying around, even though it calls for smaller needles, because it makes a slightly smaller stuffed animal. I also plan to knit the bunny a little scarf, since my friend lives in MN and it gets very cold there. Now to pull the size 3 dpns from my work in progress Very Tall Sock. I planned to rip that sock anyway, so I can redo it with the Magic Loop technique.

Anyway, I'll post a picture of my progress in a day or two. This blog needs some pictures! :)

Monday, January 16, 2006


Hi everyone! Horse Power here, joining the knitalong. Thanks, Megan, for helping me so much while I tried to straighten out my technology issues! Glad to be here finally! :D I really love making stuffed animals and I have a bunch in the WIP pile to finish. I'm hoping to start this little bear this evening.

How's it going, knitsters?

Long time, no update, so I decided to check in on your progress. I haven't started any toys yet because I've been distracted by work, a new videogame and the sweater I'm knitting. (I need more sweaters than toys.) So, please update if you've made any progress on the toy knitting, or have started a project.

[breathes life into site]

Take care, everyone!

Saturday, January 07, 2006

They're here! I jumped the gun with Love Bug--I crocheted him out of plain old Red Heart on 29 Dec to dazzle my guild members. Bubby was knit on 2 Jan and everyone who has met him has been charmed by him. He was made out of TLC Macaroon (Hot Pink I think) and knit with size 5s since the yarn is kind of bulky.

Monday, January 02, 2006

Kate in Progress

As my first toy for this KAL, I'm making Kate from Knitty. She's going to be a gift for my soon-to-be 3 year old daughter's birthday this Sunday, so I'm using Red Heart Super Saver instead of the recommended Lamb's Pride.

She's proving to be an easy knit so far. I was worried about getting her done in time, but this is two nights worth of knitting, and I didn't get very far the first night. So, I fully expect to be finished with her with plenty of time to spare. (If I don't start that pair of socks that's been tempting me, that is...).

A favor

Could someone try to post an entry? I'm not sure if I need to place you all on admin. status so you can post your entries or not.

Let's Go!

Hello everyone! It's January 2nd, and the knitalong is officially open. Please kick back, introduce yourself, and have fun knitting your toys. I'm going to knit (at least) a robot and a bunny for this knitalong. I haven't started either one yet, but I'll be sure to post my progress pics when I do.

Happy New Year and Happy Knitting!