Stick a fork in me…
…’cus I’m done! A full day ahead of pace, and I’m finished my 2010 Knitting Olympic self-set challenges. In 16 days not only did I knit a colorwork size 2 years baby shower gift, with pretty-decent-looking Fair Isle that I recharted, but I also knit a chinchilla stuffed toy to go with it. (And inside there I also spent 2 days knitting and preparing a knitting pattern submission and studied for an exam which I then did and got 100% on. WOOT!)
Here’s the little guy, all ready for his closeup. I used safety eyes and took a few photos of a non-standard tool I found that really helped with clamping the back pieces on. Expect those in a few days.
I didn’t put the pipe-cleaner in his tail as per the pattern, because this is for a baby and I didn’t want to take any chances on sharp metal bits poking out.
He really makes me smile. It’s smaller than I’d thought, but nicely solid and perfect for gripping by the ears or tail. I hope the baby likes chewing on it!
To keep things complete, here’s the photo for day 16. One chinchilla tunic, and one chinchilla, both done, dry, and ready to be wrapped.
Project specs coming next post.