Well the first week of the school holidays has flown by. We’ve been pretty busy catching up with my parents, some friends and generally having some home chilling time. Both me and the not-so-little-one have been doing some crafting too, while we sheltered from the rain!
I have moved into the craft room and had a good sort out too. It’s looking much tidier and I feel like I can find things again – only time will tell though. During my epic tidy up, I put all my knitting and crochet kits from magazines in one drawer, so my aim this holiday is to get some of them made into things. So this week I have made a start on a knitted unicorn.
This kit was a gift with Let’s Knit magazine, not that long ago, and I think it will make a nice companion for the little crochet unicorn, Meadow, I made a couple of years ago. Here’s the pattern picture, which has been very helpful when putting all the pieces together.
It’s taken a little while this week to get all the pieces together, and then I, of course, ran out of toy stuffing, typical! I haven’t used safety eyes either as I like to try and embroider the eyes on, just in case the animals fall into very tiny hands. I don’t think this one will though as Alice has claimed it already.
So here is my finished unicorn, it has already had several hair styles and has claimed a place on the shelf in my craft room, just to make sure I do actually finish some more animals to keep her company. I don’t have a name yet though. although Rainbow does seem to be a contender.
She’s is a decent size too, which I was surprised at as I used smaller needles than those stated in the pattern. Sat down she is about 25cm tall, so she makes a lovely addition to my tidy craft room, now to see if I can claim Meadow back to join her! They have certainly enjoyed having their photo session and a good girly gossip!
Next I’m starting work on a dancing hippo!!
Happy summer crafting