2.22.2010

Ravelympics Day 11: Lamby


Yep! Its a Lamb! Isn't he cute?


This was a pretty fun pattern to make.
It only took me a couple of evenings to create. I knit my Lamb from the Itty Bitty Knits book,
but you can also find this pattern for free online here in Petite Purls magazine.

What knitter doesn't love a knitted lamb?

My daughter loves him too.. especially since she didn't have to
wait a long time for him to be done.

I used Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Astrakhan for his nubbly woolly body, and O-wool Balance for his legs and face. The combination makes for quite a cuddly little toy. I love the boucle texture of the Astrakhan yarn but it was sort of a pain to knit with on such a tight gauge. The results were well worth it though! I think that the textured body really makes him extra special.

His I-cord legs are stuffed with pieces of a plastic drinking straw to make them rigid so that he can stand. I think that I made my legs a little too long, so Lamby is not so great on his feet. My daughter helps him though.. :)

Well.. its 11 days into the "Ravelympics" and I have 2 out of 3 toys completed!
Don't Francis and Lamby look so cute together on my daughter's shelf?

I've been working very hard on my Ravelympics projects and I'm glad that I'm ahead of the game. I didn't plan the end of this month very well.. and now I have Stitches West, the Ravelympics and a new podcast episode due all at the same time! Ahh!
What exactly was I thinking?

21 comments:

Rachel said...

Oh he turned out great! He's so cute. I wonder what's next...

fridica said...

He is truly adorable! And you made him so fast! Hmmm, from your comments it seems like all toys are somewhat fiddly and annoying to make... Though such a treasure to have later!

the nest said...

Alana, they are going to be bff! They are so adorable! Your little sweet girl is so lucky.

Kar said...

Can't wait to see what the 3rd project is. :)

SweetDreams said...

Oh, he is too cute!! And I love that nubbly texture too!

rebekahsyarn said...

They are adorable. Although, not as cute as your little girl. She's soooo going to be a heartbreaker.

AudKnits said...

I just love how good you are at putting different yarns and textures together to get Just The Right Look! The new critter is wonderful.

Virginia said...

So cute! Love them both. :)

Shelly said...

When the picture opened up...there was a collective 'awwwwwwwwwww' heard throughout the living room here. My son (he is 7) has decided he NEEDS a lamb. Going to go look for the pattern now. Well done :)

He is totally adorable. (my son AND the lamb :)

Shelly said...

When the picture opened up...there was a collective 'awwwwwwwwwww' heard throughout the living room here. My son (he is 7) has decided he NEEDS a lamb. Going to go look for the pattern now. Well done :)

He is totally adorable. (my son AND the lamb :)

angelknits said...

So cute! Loving your animal farm so far!

Marie-Andrée said...

The lamb is cute but your daugther, her eyes... so adorable!

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Great toys!

brittschmiesing said...

those are so cute. it almost makes me want to make one. almost. i wouldn't have anyone to give it to and my husband would look at me funny if i made it for myself.

Allegra said...

they are both so cute! i am thinking i really need to knit up Francis, as fiddley as he is! The lamb is so sweet too. Ugh. Why aren't there enough hours in the day!
I look forward to seeing what you knit up next! Thanks for the Petite mention!

Hard Days Knit said...

Aaaahhhh! Sooo cute!

goose and bear said...

oh so adorable! My kids are sitting with me as I type this and are requesting Lambies of their own. Thanks Alana :)

luckypennymake said...

So cute Alana. Can't wait to see all three together.

yarndancer said...

Wow, that was fast!! He's so adorable :D

You know your daughter is going to expect all toys to be made so quickly now, don't you?

harriet said...

Gosh, those are some mighty cute toys! Think I know some adults that would love to have them.

jeannie said...

that looks so cute! makes me want to knit one too!