Saturday, December 05, 2020

Cathy and Lynn

I was getting a lot of pictures from Cathy and Lynn last night. They were trying to outdo each other with Christmas decorations. 

These are from Cathy. My goodness. They are so cute.

This is the SnoBuddy Family and you can purchase the pattern on Ravelry. I wasn’t familiar with this pattern so I’m glad that Cathy introduced me to it.
Adorable little snow-people, all playing dress-up for the cold. Five versions to knit in worsted wt singles, heavy worsted, or Aran wt yarns.
Cathy used Woolstok. The accessories are from leftovers from Sarah’s 21 Color Slouch. Cascade 220 would also work for these. 
Last week I found a cute pattern on Ravelry for Christmas Tree decorations that are mittens. Lynn made one up yesterday in Woolstok. Can you imagine a whole tree decorated in mittens? Wouldn’t that be amazing? It could be a memory tree of all your knitting projects.
Brighten your tree or mantelpiece with these adorable wool mitten ornaments. Great for commemorating the passing year or for holiday gifts to friends and family. Work this mini mitten in varying yarn weights to get differently-sized ornaments. The back of the mitten has been left in stockinette stitch and is a great place to embroider someone’s initials or the current calendar year.
The pattern (free on Ravelry) has instructions for fingering weight, dk, worsted and chunky.

Today’s tip
If you double fingering weight you will get dk weight.
If you double dk weight you will get chunky.

Lynn also made a Jolly Wee Elf with Woolstok.
Meet Cathy’s Oliver the Pig (pattern purchased on Ravelry). He is gorgeous!

From the designer Susan B. Anderson

I love this pig! I usually don’t name my toy designs with a specific name for many reasons but mainly because I would prefer that the knitter or recipient come up with their own name that is meaningful to them. However, while I was creating this cute pig with a knit-in colorwork sweater, jeans and a separate button-up hooded jacket, I kept calling him Oliver Pig in my head. So when coming up with a project name I decided to just go with it. Oliver Pig seems to suit him well. But I encourage you to feel free to change the name to whatever suits you and yours! I would love that. The pattern includes photo tutorial guides and exclusive video tutorial links.

Construction Notes: 
The project is worked from the top-down started with the head. After the head and ears are completed, the body is picked up on the underside of the head and worked down with markers placed for the arms and legs. Arms and legs are picked up and knit onto the body. The feet are knit separately and are whip-stitched to the bottom of the legs (an exclusive video tutorial link is provided in the pattern). This is the only seam in the entire toy. The separate jacket is worked top-down and seamlessly.

Finished measurements: 9-inches tall including the ears when seated or 14-inches tall when measuring from the feet to the top of the ears.

Lynn is also knitting Oliver. I think she is close to being finished - I’ll share pictures when he’s ready to be photographed.

I don’t have any pictures that can compete with these so I’m going to sign off and wish everyone a good evening.

1 comment:

Lois Evensen said...

What fun projects! The mittens will be quick and just right for the holidays. Darling!