Over the weekend I finished up the Monkey Socks and a platypus from “World of Knitted Toys”. I love how the socks turned out and have already worn them. It isn’t unprobable that I will knit them again in a new color. From my toy book I found it not that bad to knit animals flat and then seam them up. The wombat I am now working on does seem to be bigger than it should be, but it does measure a little over 7 inches, which is what the pattern approximated it at. Unfortunately I ran out of black yarn so the wombat is put on hold ’til further notice. But since I bought a handful of yarn I simply cast on for a kangaroo and will focus on knitting that ’til I can pick up more black yarn.
My mind is just brimming with ideas of what I want to knit next. Since “World of Knitted Toys” is divided into sections and humans to go with each set of animals I really want to knit each ‘section’ to decorate the baby’s room. I think my favorite human knit toy is the Eskimo which is labeled as ‘challenging’ because of the cardigan jacket and hood, but I don’t think it will be that bad. Not only that but I’ve decided that with the remainder of bamboo yarn I have to find an easy baby sleeping gown pattern and knit up a few of those (or at least 2; one for us and one for my aunt). With the remainder of my sock yarn I’ll make a couple of baby hats and I think I’ll throw in some cables for fun. Not only all of this, but I still want to buy some of the organic cotton yarn from KnitPicks and see how that knits up.
Fun fun fun! Pictures to come of my wombat and kangaroo in progress!