Friday, February 14, 2014

DIY Little People Gifts

Recently, a lot of very important little people have been having birthdays or showers. This really inspired me to make some stuffed animals/monsters for them!
I have been struck with the urge to knit in the last few months, so my first few projects were along that vein. I generally prefer knitting to crocheting, I just find it easier and am more comfortable with it. However, when making animals or other complicated patterns, it can be hard to find a large selection of knit options. Luckily, I had on hand some simple knit animal patterns and was able to set to work following them. 
In general, the patterns were very straight forward and easy for me to follow (note: I chose very easy patterns). My only hitch-up is I still don't 100% understand how to correctly pick-up a stitch. I kind of just do it incorrectly and move on... Here are some of the projects I finished over the last few months:
 I really love how they turned out! The first three were about 6-7 inches long, but the clown fish is more like 18 inches.
Next, I decided it was time to make some more fleece monsters. Mark and I are currently in love with the under-known show 'Bravest Warriors'. It's seriously wonderful and made by the same people who created another of our beloved shows, 'Adventure Time'. But I digress, one of the best parts of 'Bravest Warriors' is Catbug, who is impossible to not immediately fall in love with. So, when Mark came across this Catbug Pattern, it was a no-brainer that I would make it.
After browsing other patterns made by Voodoo-Tiki, I settled on horse pattern, that came out a bit weird. I decided to make it a Cathorse....
I can't wait to try out some of his other patterns! I love making these fleece creations!
Hopefully, these guys are welled loved in their new homes! I know I am pretty in love with them.

2 comments:

  1. Emma LOVES hers. She decided it was a cat and kisses it and says "hello meow!" every time she gets up. <3

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  2. I am so glad!! I really thought hard on what I wanted to make her. I thought it would be more like a pink zebra....but sometimes cat heads seem to sneak their way in. lol.

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