I haven't been slacking, I swear! I have been working on a Christmas present that has taken me outside of my comfort zone. I don't have small children anymore. When I did, I crocheted afghans and a scarf or two. I never got into the stuffed animal thing but bless her heart, my MIL did and both
my sons got the cutest dragons when they were toddlers. It's been years and years since there have been any little kids in our family so when my brother had a son, I thought I would use my knitting skills to make sweaters and little kids gifts.
I was sitting across the table from a fellow knitter and noticed her book one Saturday at a Yarn for Breakfast Meet Up. I asked if I could thumb through it and fell in love with one/two of the patterns in the book. I nearly broke my neck trying to find the book. I went to two shops and no they did not have the book. So I got on the internet and found the book. I found it here. I was really happy to have found the book. It came very quickly and then I beat feet over to Knit Wits to purchase my yarns to make the two projects. Some of the yarn from one project could be used for the second one. So the cost was not horrible. The results were just too cute.
Does this give you any idea what it is? Maybe you need another angle...
Yeehaw! I could not resist making my nephew Zachary this Pillow Pal Horse. He will be getting this along with the Zebra Pillow Pal for Christmas this year. I thought since he is three and loves the wooden horsey that his great-grandfather made, he would love the horse and zebra pillows.
I have one more knitted gift that I will be making for him but that will be later and when I get into it I will blog about it. I thought I should knit these fun things for him while he is small and thinks they are cute. I had a good time making the horse and learned that I am not that great at finishing seams. So while Zachary does not care, I did learn two different ways to close a seam. One is much nicer than the other. What I mostly learned is that I need to take more time when finishing and that practice makes perfect.
The Zebra is made the same way as the horse. I have the yarn already so I should be able to start on it here shortly while I am still enthusiastic about it. Such a cute idea that is super easy to make!