STASH BUSTING CHALLENGE
SUNDAY WEIGH IN
Sunday again... I seem to always say that - it flys around so very quickly
Not much to add this week
This was a "trial" item - I wanted some fun things that I could pop in my box for the Operation Christmas Box Appeal at the end of the year.**((SINCE WRITING THIS POST I HAVE BEEN REMINDED THAT OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOEBOX DO NOTALLOW STUFFED TOYS - IT HAD COMPLETELY GONE FROM MY HEAD SO I AM SORRY IF I HAVE MISLED ANYONE - SORRY AGAIN FOR ANY CONFUSION - ITS A GOOD JOB I HAVE SOME LOVELY WATCHERS WHO KEEP ME ON THE STRAIGHT AND NARROW))**
I wanted to call her Floppy and decided that if I made anymore they would all have a name beginning with "J" - so this first one is Jaqueline Floppy - will there be anymore? I don't know.........
I cast on 50 stitches DK 4mm needles - think I stocking stitched about 32 rows then changed to Eyelash/Ostrich yarn and knitted 7 rows for hair. Sew up sides with seam ending up at the back. Straight stitch a mouth - sew up bottom seam lightly stuff and sew up top seam.
I made four I-cords , 2 for arms and 2 for legs - the arm ones being slightly shorter than the legs and tied a knot in the end to denote hands and feet - attach these.
Eyes could be stick on googly eyes as I have done, stitched or sewn on buttons - I'm thinking if the item is to be given to a small child stick on eyes or buttons may not be suitable due to choking risk so use safety eyes or embroider.
I got this idea from http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/L10016B.html?noImages= and changed it slightly - obviously these are much better than my effort!
Also managed two baby hats, one childs hat and a preemie cardigan
The preemie cardigan and two hats have now finished up an oddment I had in my odds and ends bags so this was good x
Until next week - keep on stash busting - happy knitting xx