Friday, July 25, 2014
Leif's Birthday Fox
He is quick to knit, a little bit fiddly at times (but for moments, a few stitches here and there), and utterly worth it! You can’t wait to see the next bit done, so it goes by very fast.
I hadn’t imagined it such a tiny baby fox! You can see in the pic where I’m holding it… Oh and I have to add (in more praise) that it fits really snugly into my hand and I want to carry it about with me.
I used Morris & Son's 'Maya' Baby Alpaca, so it’s soft and terribly, terribly cuddly.
I’ve always been put off knitted dolls (in the past) because they can be scratchy, but alpaca makes them yummy!
The jumper (sweater) is stitched in a 3-2 rib, with the centre stitch slipped over the 2 contrasting rows, like the Owl Hats.
Julie’s patterns are beautifully laid out. Very clear and sweet. I recommend them to anyone. My grand-daughter has an order in for the elephant and her mother wants a fox!
18th July 2014
I’ve loved this pattern for so long, I finally cracked and squeezed it in between some bigger projects. Procrastination may usually be the thief of time, but not in this case! It’s addition!
My second grandson is turning 5, and is a little red-head himself. Plus, he loves his softies so much it’s a pleasure to give him another.
Partly, Foxy is for my son, to be proud that I made it.
Of course, my mind is racing ahead to which colours I’ll use for the others. Is 14 too old for a fox? I think it is, sadly.
Although I just bought Amanda Collins’s Sophisticated Mr Fox, so….. Hmmm…
P.S. Big fox is keeping an eye out while he naps.
P.P.S. It's stuffed with merino fluff.