Look what I made!
Yesterday I tried to knit and do work at the same time. Guess what eventually won that challenge. Yes, this little thing. I’m callinghim done.
Pattern: Kate from knitty.com
Yarn: KnitPicks’s Crayon in red and orange
Needles: Addi Turbo US size 3 40″ circ
Method: Magic Loop
Started: Around 2 pm on Saturday, March 4
Finished: 8:30 am on Sunday, March 5 (just had to sew on the 2nd ear)
Modifications: Obviously, I opted for no arms or legs. I sewed on the face using the orange yarn. (It’s a little off-center. Oops.) I also didn’t do the striping the pattern calls for, but instead just did a contrasting band. (I started this band 2 rows after the first color change in the pattern, but ended it where the shirt ends on the real Kate.)
Name: I’m calling him Mr. Clunky, but I recognize that it’s not a very appropriate name. My boyfriend has dubbed him Mr. Mumbles, and I know that’s a better name, but I think he’ll always be Mr. Clunky to me, now that I’ve called him that more than once.
Going to: I was thinking that this would accompany the baby sweater for my boss’s baby, but this might be perfect for the coworker I’m not very close with instead. She’s not due til July, so I’ll have plenty of time to play with it myself. I will probably make more, for other babies, but not too many for coworkers—it would look a little factory-ish, don’t you think? Actually, no. He’s all mine. I’ll never give him away!
Edited to add: I placed him next to the potted plant as some kind of a scale indicator, but I would like to point out that she stands up all on his own and is incredibly cute doing so.