Saturday, October 06, 2007

Snuggly Zodiac

This little number was soooo much fun to knit. What else can one do when Aunt Buffy and Uncle L are having a baby of unknown matter if it's a boy or a girl, we all know it will be a BUCKEYE!

The pattern is Zodiac from Knitty 2007. It calls for a summer weight yarn, but I substituted some Encore Bulky from the stash. It was the first time I put in a zipper, and it wasn't bad at all.

Creepy pic, I agree, but I don't have any little models myself! the only modification I made to the pattern was to opt for crochet edging along the armholes and neckline rather than attached I-cord. The I-cord just seemed too bulky to me with this yarn. The next one I make would probably be a little wider and shorter and I would move the logo up a little bit. I didn't have any buttons, so I attached 2 from one of my favorite sweaters.

In a super crafty moment we decided (Z and I) to make a pompom for the package. She had fun...come to think of it I did too.

The giftie made it to the shower on time and the mama-to-be-was very touched. Overall, it's a long-distance hug for the little one- made with love!


nanny said...

Ohmygosh! What a fabulous little bunting. You could make a mint on these. The creation is wonderful and so fun for OSU fans. Even with the scary baby, it is great. Miss Percy is a cutie too and following in her mommio's footsteps. Might she be interested in bunny faces? The package, I am sure was met with real delight from the recipients. Go Bucks!

Anonymous said...

While I am frightened by your inert model--your bunting is just wonderful for a baby boy or girl. I know it was a "labor" (without the pushing) of LOVE. I witnessed all of your best wishes for Mom, Dad and the little one for good health and happiness being knit into every stitch.
Love, Mimi
I must say that your helper is a natural with the special touches. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree. I long to snuggle her.

Shauna said...

Soooo cute Little Miss Yarn!! Adorable! Glad you are having fun! Love the sweater for France too! Miss you all!
Ro Ro