Friday, October 19, 2007

Catching up.

I bought my niece a little dress to wear next summer for her birthday in September. I have yet to send it off...I wanted to knit something to go with it.

I love stuffed knits...especially those made of Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino (I think it would be safe to say that it is my all time favourite yarn!)

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Started: October 1, 2007
Finished: October 19, 2007
Pattern: Rabbit from Debbie Bliss Special Knits
Yarn: DB Baby Cashmerino 1+ ball (I dipped into the second ball for one ear) in Duck Egg blue. Scrap cream for the pom pom tail and embroidering thread (or scrap 4 ply) for the facial features.
Gauge: 24sts and 36 rows on knit picks US #3 needles. (a little smaller than recommended gauge...but what does it matter?!)

I love knitting little stuffed creatures. They really don't take long, they are quite finicky with knitting the little pieces, all the seaming and assembling...but the outcome is quite satisfying. Plus, she didn't get a doll last year;)

FYI I am considering all of your recommendations for my sisters gift. Some facts:
  • She brought the knitting to me before I knew I had her name for Christmas.
  • I don't think she expects me to knit her either sweater...well at least not for Christmas.
  • I love knitting the Christmas gifts and usually make one major project for the sibling who's name I have.
  • Knitting a st st sweater on US#2's may kill me (death by st st) and I would dread knitting it.
  • She choose that sweater because of the knitting level she is at and the wear-ablility of it for work.
  • I do have an idea in mind and did pose the question so that at least one of you would recommend doing it, thus justifying my decision in some way;)


Anonymous said...

i bet your sister would love anything you made her with her yarn. :D

i love your rabbit! it's so freaking cute! :D

Steph F. said...

Hi! I just started reading your blog (found it by surfing knitting blogs) and think knitting her the sweater she brought you would be a great idea. You definitely know she wants it because she was trying to make it ;D

Mrs. H said...

I vote for "double the yarn and make something interesting". That's what I'd do. :-)

Anonymous said...

That little bunny is darling. =) I might just have to cast one on the needles in the near future - I'm currently working on the seed stitch dress from that same book. If you like knitting stuffed animals, you should check out "Handknits For Kids" and "And So To Bed", both by Lucinda Guy. There are some super cute animals in those books - like the owl, fox, and bird to name a few. Anyway, I really like your blog. I stumbled upon it today from a link in someone else's blog. I'll be back to visit. =)

cmescrap said...

LOVE it! Bunny is so adorable! What a lucky little lady!