Thursday, September 17, 2009

Happy Puppy

I have finished what I think will be my last toy for awhile. I'm hoping to focus on getting my office space set up and start playing around with my letterpress printer.

Here is "Happy Puppy" from the Lion Brand site again. This girl is tiny, but turned out pretty cute. I used stash yarn that I don't think is as thick and heavy as the yarn the pattern calls for. She and "Pink Puppy" will be a gift for a friend of my mom who is having a girl this winter. Fun!

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

I (heart) Elephants

Here is my finished "Amigurumi Elephant" from the Lion Brand Yarn website. He's very tiny compared to the other toys I've made, but so dang cute. I used some of the leftover yarn from the pants to crochet him.

I have a plan for a onesie to match this cute little guy as part of a gift. I'll post that as soon as I get it done.

Friday, September 04, 2009

Baby Pants

I wasn't going to post these until they were complete, but all I have left to do is put the elastic in the waste band and they are so dang cute I couldn't wait to share.

I LOVE these little pants. I love them so much that I'm going to hold onto them for a bit. I have some ideas for onesies to match that would create an outfit so I'm at least holding onto them until I have a chance to work on those.

I used another free pattern from the Lion Brand Website. It's the "Baby Brights Pants" pattern. I used Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino yarn. Love that stuff, but it is a bit pricey. I think just for the yarn these are $20-$30 baby pants. I didn't check my gauge and had to do some adjusting. Basically I reached the length the pattern called for before I reached the number of stitches. I've read that length is more important, so I just altered the pattern for the number of stitches. I think with baby pants it is probably okay to do that. They don't look funky or anything :) I did the striping on my own, the pattern calls for a particular Lion Brand Yarn that looks like it self stripes. I may have to make a few more pairs of these with pink, green, purple maybe? I think I'll try a different yarn that is a bit more affordable though. I'm still working on my seam sewing skills. Matching stripes can be tricky too, but these turned out pretty well.