Monday, October 5, 2009

Third's a charmer

The third and final hip knit item for my incoming niece is complete:

Nautie, short for Nautiloid, a 2006 Knitty pattern.

Maybe taking all the pictures of db has made me overinclined to slavishly photograph anything that strikes me as cute.

And Nautie is a very cute prehistoric beast, and so much cooler than a run-o-the-mill dinosaur.

Knit on #3 dpns from scraps of Zara - or it was supposed to be knit from scraps until I decided that it needed a yellow face and therefore a quick run to the local yarn store was in order.

It took longer than I thought it would to knit this guy - having a baby really cuts into one's leisure time. The only modifications I made were picking up stitches to knit the head rather than knitting it separately and sewing it on (duh) and embroidering the pupils on the eyes rather than using black felt. This should make the eyes completely child safe and also prevent unsightly black felt shedding all over the white of the eye. Because no child should have to live with black lint in the whites of a stuffed toy's eyes.

And now, finally, on to something for my daughter - about which more when she lets me near my laptop again.


Abbeykins said...

I LOVE IT! I think I will make one... Maybe a whole crustacean evolution type of thing!

By the way, I had to switch my blog to private, if you'd like to still read it, just send an email

tara said...

you've found some lovely patterns for kids. they're great. I think that you are accomplishing quite a bit of knitting all things considering.