After the completion of my knitted unicorn last week, this week I’ve been working on another of the knitting kits I have been meaning to make for ages. It’s quite appropriate for many of our friends and their children, as it’s a dancing hippo!
This was a gift from Let’s Knit magazine and included two balls of grey and one ball of pink yarn. I set about following the pattern , but I decided to use slightly smaller needles as I wanted a tighter knit fabric. I love this hippo and the addition of the ballet tutu and little bows are so sweet, I can see this being popular at dance class next term!
It’s another knitted toy and I was doing quite well with all the pieces for a while and managed to get the little hippo to this position
but I have now run out of yarn to make the nose, arms and legs!! So I have spent the last few days looking for a match. No luck so far, but I shall keep on trying. I think I will also contact the magazine and see if they can provide me with another ball of the grey. I think I have enough pink for the ballet shoes and bows.
Wish me luck. Hopefully |I will be able to find some more yarn as the poor hippo is looking very forlorn in my knitting basket.
In the meantime I’m going to get out another kit and see what else I can add to the menagerie this Summer!!