Wednesday, 13 March 2013

A Boy's Puppy//WIP Wednesday

So as I said in my last post, my Cadbury Owls is finished - she's beautiful. I've still got to steam block it and add buttons so I'm not sure when I'll get the chance to blog about it. I will say I'm really happy with it but it's been so busy here the last few weeks - both children had chicken pox and now my wife has it, so it's all go!!! I have however started a new project; I promised both my boys I would knit them a soft toy - Kris chose a puppy and Robbie chose a dinosaur. I've started with the puppy who shall be named Moss Bernard (we came up with that together - it's odd but we like it). I started knitting the head just yesterday:
 And the body and feet are finished:
Ok so red feet on a puppy is a little odd, but Kris is 5 and I let him choose the colours. I will say this pattern is not the best written toy pattern I've come across - which I have stated on my Ravelry project page however if you read it a few times and pre-plan your steps it makes a little more sense. I was really annoyed as I had to restart the body 3 times because of the colour changing steps. I will keep going with it anyway because Kris loves this little puppy already. Once I'm finished I shall start Robbie's dinosaur - he's chosen a name but I'll share that when I start knitting. And I'm also working on a secret design project right now too; I will share more details when I'm ready - it's a very special something. I am also planning to start on some granny squares (eek, right?); I figured that I would never get any crocheting done if I don't just jump in with both feet!!!
As usual I am playing along with Tami and Ginny! What are you working on this week?
V xo

9 comments:

  1. Love the puppy, hope you can work the pattern out!

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  2. I can't wait to see the Cadbury Owls. Sorry to hear about all the chicken pox. I've never had'em myself, but after Gavin came down with shingles a couple of years ago I got the vaccine.

    I hope the puppy works out. I expect if you're five that red is a perfectly acceptable colour for legs and feet :) As I five year old once told me ... every colour is good because you need them all for a rainbow.

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  3. I don't see anything wrong with a red feet on a puppy. :-D I think it's going to be wonderful.

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  4. There's nothing like the promise of knitted soft toys to cure chicken pox, hope the whole house feels better soon!

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  5. Love the puppy idea, red feet rock!

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  6. oh dear, I hope your wife is okay! Chicken pox can be horrible in an adult :(
    But, the puppy will be cute!

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  7. Hope everyone recovered from the chicken pox. I remember when me and my siblings got them. I brought them home from school and they stayed for a month in the house. My sisters had them worse than I did. The stuffed dog is going to be adorable, even if it is a pain in the arse.

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  8. Oh goodness, I had the chicken pox when I was 18. :-( I hope your wife recovers soon! The dog is going to be great; I love knitting toys. They can be fiddly, but the end product is always awesome.

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