Yup! My stuffies from Annie’ Knit Animal Friends are coming along, though they are currently stuffies without faces. I’m still deciding on how to go about that. I’ll tell you why I don’t want to do what the patterns recommend in a sec.
First of all, the doggie looks much better than the anemic-ly stuff rabbit. As I said in my previous post, I didn’t have enough stuffing for him. He doesn’t look bad, just, well, sad.
I did get more poly fiber fill, as the very full doggie shows.
Now, as to why there are no eyes on both and a nose of the dog. The pattern calls for simple embroidery, like the satin stitch and the straight stitch. As you can sort of tell on the rabbit, I attempted to do the satin stitch for his eye. It looked horrible, so I sort of tore it out.
I tried buttons. With what button I had, it didn’t look right. What should I do? I open to suggestions. I’m learning towards gluing googly eyes on them, too, but I don’t have them right now. I think little pom poms might work, as well. Ideas?
So, that’s where my stuffies are are the moment. If you are interested in checking out the Kindle edition, click on the affiliate link photo below.
So, lately I have been knitting stuffed toys from Knit Animals Friends by Annie’s, and I’m doing finishing work on a bunny and am working on a dog as a follow up. The photo at the top is where I left off with the bunny. He’s taking shape!
I decided to knit toys because I came across the pamphlet of patterns that I had purchased a while ago. And, I had poly fill, but apparently not enough for Mr. Incomplete Bunny up there.
It’s been fun to knit these toys. Each animal starts off with a basic shape and basic sweater. All of them have similar finishing, but embellishments, ears, noses, and muzzles make them different animals. It’s a neat ideas and very smart.
I’ve had to keep an especially hard eye on Sputnik when working on the stuffed toy because he thinks all stuffed animals are his to destroy. Silly doggo.
If you are interested in purchasing the pattern, you can get it for Kindle. Click on the affiliate link below if you are interested.
Has it really been over a month since I last posted? That’s bad, and I’m guilty of being a bad blogger. To be honest, I needed a break. I was burned out on writing and even a little bit with knitting.
I’m a little more re-energized now. I concentrated on a different things, like crocheting my aunt a trio of dishcloths and drawing a lot, and am ready to dive back into knitting a little more.
My Snowflake Sweater is short a sleeve, but I will finish it. The weather has turned warm here, and my chances of wearing it soon are slim. I’ll probably finish it is the summer, but to be honest, that sweater was a part of my burn out.
So, as a change of pace, I’m actually working on stuffed toys. I elaborate on them in another post soon.
I hope get back to posting regularly now. Would you please forgive my lack of writing? I’m back in the saddle. Actually, writing this short post is a weight off my shoulders. I’m relieved.