Wednesday, July 17, 2013
In spite of the craziness, I still have to have a project for the little bit of down time I have at night. I have a few other projects planned, but I had ordered yarn and it didn't arrive until Monday; in the meantime, I finally started my Not So Itty-Bitty Giraffe :)
I purchased the Not So Itty-Bitty Giraffe class from Craftsy way back when. I'd always loved it and then they discounted it to $9.99, so it was mine. Since then I have been acquiring the supplies to make my own giraffe. I bought the kit of yarn from Craftsy too so I could be sure it would come out just like their example. The kit included Cascade 220 Superwash yarn - 2 skeins of Daffodil and 1 skein of Orange. I had the needles and stuffing, I even had the book (Itty-Bitty Toys by Susan B. Anderson - not a requirement since theclass includes the pattern, I just bought it because I liked the other patterns). I was just waiting to get poly pellets and my husband bought me some for my birthday :)
Anyway, I started it last Tuesday night and I am addicted! It turns out I don't get bored of the knitting when it's for a toy - even when it's a large project. I was afraid it would end up like my sweaters and shawl languishing in my project bag for months. I managed to knit the whole bottom on Tuesday and from then until now - even with my craziness this weekend - I have the body about 3 rows from finished!
Craftsy class and it worked out great.
Craftsy class and it has helped alleviate any anxiety I had since I have someone there to show me everything step by step if I need it. It really makes a difference on the first animal, trust me.
That's my WIP for this week. To see everyone else's, head over to Tami's Amis' blog and check it out!