Friday, January 20, 2012
This is Momo. I used the pattern Owl Puffs by Jenna Krupar. It's supposed to be stuffed in a way that makes the corners stick up like ears. But I rolled up some left over quilt batting and there wasn't enough for the ears. So they droop. Hence I made it into a dog.
Yarn: Lamb's Pride Bulky, leftover from a sweater I made for my sister years ago. The photo is off, since the yarn is turquoise, not blue blue.
Needle: US 10, one metal circular, one bamboo circular
~ Used Turkish cast on at the top of the head and 2 circulars to knit downwards. It was really easy and resulted in a pouch that I could keep the yarn and needles in when not knitting on it.
~ Then I stuffed it and knitted the bottom closed in a flat hexagon so it would sit up.
~ I threw it in the wash to felt it a bit. I have front loading washing and drying machines, so it didn't felt very much.
~ Embroidered on face with worsted weight wool. I'll wash it again to felt it in place. I hope.
Started Jan 12, 2012, finished Jan 19. It really could be done in a just a few days but I've been sticking to my project rotation, so have worked on this only every 4 days.
I made it for Husband's secretary who is expecting her first kid in February. I really love Momo.
I'm going to make a baby sweater or toy a month so I'll have something ready to give when I hear about an impending baby.
I forsee making several more Momos or stuffies. I have so much feltable wool that needs to be used!