Monday, May 07, 2007

KAL catch-up

As I mentioned on my April Knit List, I had gotten a bit behind on my Holiday Headstart knitting. Luckily, I cranked out two little gifts and got right back on track. First off, a pair of Fetchings for my "niece". (She not really my niece, but she's like a niece to me.)

Fetchings
Cast on: 26 December 2006
Completed: 27 April 2007
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran 330016 (rusty orange)
Needles: Knit Picks Options, US6 on 40" cord (magic loop)

When I bought this yarn, I had planned to make the Fetchings for myself. But I think the color will suit Jennifer really well, so they're for her instead.

My next gift is for my best friend's son, who will be almost two years old by Christmas.

Click to make bigger!!
Elephante
Cast on: 27 April 2007
Completed: 30 April 2007
Yarn: Cascade 220 8401 - Silver Gray
Needles: Clover Bamboo DPNs US4

This is, by far, my absolute favorite of all the stuffed animals I've ever knit. The pattern is quick and easy, and the elephant is the cutest thing. The only problem I had was that I don't know how to crochet, and couldn't seem to figure it out for the ears. No fear, I knit them instead!! I just knit a basic circle over four DPNs, then folded in half and did a three-needle BO. So cute!!

What do I have planned for May? Well, maybe I'll do a quick
little sewing project.

24 comments:

Nancy said...

OMG! That little Eddafint is TOO CUTE!!

Katt said...

Elefante is SO GORGEOUS!!! I so have to make one of those (or two..the girls will want one each..They would be a great easy pressie for the baby next door for her first birthday..OOOOOOOOR Chrissie)...

Katt

lynda said...

So CUTE!! And, of course, still love the Fetchings.

Jenn said...

Very cute!

AmyArtisan said...

The elephant is too cute - I may have to make one for Miss Butterfly. :) I have plans for a few fetching gifts this year as well.

Beth said...

OMG,I need to make one of those Elephants... too cute!

~Kristie said...

Those are GREAT gifts! I've knit the Fetchings before (for myself), but should probably start on some now for Christmas gifts.

Thanks for the link for the Elephant. I'm definitely going to knit one of those! ADORABLE! Thanks for the ear instructions in "knit" though. I don't know how to crochet either.

Kelly said...

Love the Elephant!

Sonya said...

What an adorable elephant! I think I must make one for my cousins little boy. He's just at that age to love a squishy elephant.

Jennifer said...

I love the elephant! Adorable.

Gingersnaps with Tea... said...

Bet you already know what I'm going to say about that elephant :-D, the fetchings are lovely as well. Good on you for being so well organized.

KeanaLee said...

OMG that elephant is so cute, & I love Dashing, I made so many Fetching that I think that Dashing will be this winters project!

Chrissy said...

I love the elephant! He will too!

KnittingKat said...

So cute! Both of them :) I need to try fetching's one of these days, that set you made is gorgeous! The little Elephante is so cute. I want to hug it :)

Cathy said...

The elephant is adorable Karen! Maybe one of these days when I can get to CT, I can teach you how to crochet - so easy and I have no doubt you would master it in no time :)

The_Add_Knitter said...

OK, tht elephant is so darn cute!

From the 'great minds think alike' dept.: I made those exact Fetchings from the same yarn same color!

Kathy said...

OH , AL loves elephants. I am ordering the pattern now!

MissyJoon said...

Elefante---oooooh, my new favorite!!!! xoxxo I love that trunk!

Zarzuela said...

The elephant is adorable!!

Jessica

Julie said...

I was just boggling over those darned ears myself- fab solution! perhaps now Dan's stripey one can at last be done.

Ragan said...

The gifts both look wonderful (of course, one would not get anything BUT that from you)!!! Love the little elephant. I am still trying to get rid of a project so that I can make that little dinosaur for GrumpyBoy!

Dipsy said...

These Fetchings turned out so beautiful - it seems you've been using the perfect yarn for them, and I really love the color too! But hey, this little elephant must be the cutest thing that I've seen for long - how very adorable! Such a great gift for a little boy, he's going to love it big time!

HDW said...

OH my goodness he is tooo cute!!!!! OVE LOVE LOVE IT I have a child who loves elephnts and wants a stuffed one badly and no one around hee sells stuffed animals anymore....this might be just the idea!!!

Hege said...

He is adorable! i have to make one my self :)

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