To break up my seemingly unending string of crochet projects, I reached for my knitting needles for the first time in ages. I’ve seen some lovely knitted toy projects kicking around recently, Knits by Sachi is always worth a read and there have been some lovely offerings from knitting and craft magazines this month.
I’ve been involved in a few conversations that have affectionately pitted crochet against knitting. When it comes to toys, I usually prefer to crochet. Mainly because the fabric has a stiffer structure and holds it’s shape better. However, when you want a flumpy, flolupy character with a more delicate look to the fabric, knitting is best.
Yes, I am aware that I’ve just invented two new words, thank you Word Dictionary and the Blog Dashboard for your wiggly red underlines.
I also wanted an excuse to experiment with a bit of knitted colour work, so I dusted off my needles.
I’m very attached to the finished product; I love the size and flolupiness (yes, thank you again Word…) and am a little bit obsessed with creating a herd of them in different sizes and with different patterns.
The challenge now is deciphering my scrawled pattern diary and it’s array of diagrams and equations that I’m sure made sense at the time. Oh, and the little matter of downsizing the pattern.
The notebook is falling apart and it’s not even that old! Clear signs of neglect…
This is my 1st attempt at decoding the scribble, a randomly spotted version of about ½ size. Ish.
Wish me luck!