You know what we’ve been missing around here? Baby pictures, that’s what.
Pattern: “Nessie”, from Amigurumi Knits by Hansi Singh
Yarn: Berroco Vintage Wool, in, uh, green and blue colors. *cough*
Time Elapsed: Mere days
Notes/Modifications: I didn’t really modify anything. The instructions for these toys are fiddly, but the results are worth it. The entire book is adorable and Jacob immediately demanded that I knit him “One of everything, starting with the praying mantis. No, spider. No, ant. No, spider. No, praying mantis. No, spider.”
Nessie is a gift for Ronan, our dear friends Stacy and Neil’s new baby. They live in San Jose, and since I knew Ronan would get all of older brother Asher’s old sweaters (including this one, by the way), a toy seemed more climate-appropriate. There was never any question that Ronan would receive a hand-knit: the whole family is a knitter’s dream in terms of hand-knit recipients.
Anyway, back to Nessie. Really, she’s adorable. As are all of the other patterns in the book.
The Vintage is great, as well. Very soft, nice halo, acts just like wool… but is machine-washable. Geniuses over there at Berroco, I tell you.
Since I don’t seem to have much more to say, how about a baby picture in closing?