Sunday, February 13, 2011

more toys for ME ME ME









I have come up with an alternate solution to knitting 12 little crocodiles, instead I have been knitting little things from all the beautiful books I purchased over the last 2 years and never found the time to make up. Plus a small coat for the coffee press to replace the tea towel that has been wrapped around it for several years.

The cat and chameleon are from Knit & Purl Pets by Clair Garland, the octopus is from Hansi Singh's book hansigurumi. I made up the pattern for the cozy, yeah me!

The chameleon  took about 75 yards of super bulky yarn called Alaska, the cat took about 90 yards of worsted, the Octopus took 125 yards of a bulky yarn, the coffee cozy took around 115 yards of worsted. These are estimates based on weight by the ball bands, weighed on my kitchen scale pre-stuffing.

cheers, kate

6 comments:

Kate said...

I love the octopus!

Soxnitter said...

Your animals are so adorable. Love them!

glumnmum said...

I promise to make a pair of socks...

peacockmom said...

Critters are great! I can hardly wait until my copy of Claire's book arrives and I can start the hen trio and the chameleon (I'm calling a goana for a small boy)who will be visiting his grandfather for the first time. I'm hoping it gets here in time to have him take it back to the UK.

You've done a wonderful job choosing the colors. I hope I can do as well...

peacockmom said...

Tried to edit the comments above to fix typos and grammar, etc. Wouldn't you know that after 3 attempts to comment blogger would not accept any of them until the one loaded with errors. LOL Oh, well, you get the drift, right? :) Terrific projects.

jardinrouge said...

Your critters are SOOOOOO cute! I have just ordered the book so that I can make some for gifts...thank you for the inspiration!