Wednesday, March 28, 2018
fo: Basil the Lamb
Yarn: Drops Alpaca Boucle and Drops Nepal
Needles: 4 mm (knit flat, then seamed, stuffed, and sewn together)
Mods: None at all.
The boucle yarn, on the other hand, was a nightmare. It took a while to get the hang of it - those loops like to pretend to be stitches on the needles, the little shits - but it never got comfortable for me. That said, the final result was well worth the trouble. The fabric is soft and squishy, and absolutely perfect for a little lamb.
Squirrel's Polo Neck Pullover, and probably would have been better if I hadn't...ahem...over-stuffed Basil's limbs and tummy. Story of my life. But it was a good first run with knitting a garment for the little guy, and I'll be using the pattern as a base for variations soon. This little bugger is going to have a more extensive wardrobe than me!
I need to knit him a fair isle sweater soon. And a cowichan sweater (I already have the most perfect buttons). And some shorts. And some booties. And probably a headband because why not. And maybe sew him a kilt. And jeans. SO MANY IDEAS. SO LITTLE TIME.