Sunday, 29 July 2012

Vintage Owl Cushion Pattern Re-Mixed

Here are baby, mummy and daddy owl.  Knit from a vintage pattern unearthed by my mother.  Knit in Amy Butler Belle Organic Aran yarn, a 50% organic wool and 50% organic cotton blend.  I used shell buttons from John Lewis for the eyes and a square of grey felt to make the beaks.  Stuffed with washable toy stuffing.

These are a gift for my niece Annabell for her 2nd birthday, I got baby and mummy done before her birthday but have only just finished daddy (hence two pictures). 

I am very please with them, they are a bit bigger than I had expected but the pattern does describe them as cushions not toys.  I will be tempted to knit baby again if someone wants a little toy. 

Milk Cotton Hoodie for Thomas

I've been super organized and started to make Christmas presents!  This is for my nephew Thomas.  He will be 9 months old in December but I have done the 12-18 month size because he is a little chunkster. The pattern is 'Jake Hoodie' from the Rowan Milk Cotton Baby book.  Knit in Rowan Milk Cotton. 

I bought a couple of packs of the green and white when they went in the sale with the intention of knitting a blanket.  That never happened so I am going to use it to do a selection of baby things for friends and family.  Other colour stripes are colours left over from other projects in the same yarn, I knew they would come in one day.  Hoarding yarn pays off!

I am going to do his big sister the same pattern but in different colours.