Saturday 20 January 2018

Rowan the Reindeer

I saw this knitting pattern at the end of November and thought he would make a great present for my mum, who loves toys.  I thought I'd just have time to make him if all the wool came quickly, and I would have if I hadn't crushed my finger.  This stopped all knitting and crochet and lots of other things for about 2 weeks and meant there was no way to finish him in time for the big day.

Flu after Christmas had me wondering if I would ever finish him, but here he is all done.  I found the pattern on LoveKnitting by Pretty Little Sheep, and it was really easy to follow and put together.  He's a lovely lad, a bit bigger than I was expecting, but Mum really loved him, as did my sister and Milo.  
It was also my first go at moss stitch for his scarf - what an easy stitch to do and looks really good.  
So all in all a big success.

Friday 5 January 2018

A Little Black Dog

Earlier this year I found a pattern for a tiny knitted dog.  Once I'd made one I wanted to make more, and as my sister had a tiny black dog wouldn't it make the perfect Christmas gift?  
I love making tiny things like this.  Really quick to make and fun too.  Who doesn't want a dog they can keep in their pocket?