Any one that guessed sock–you are close but not quite right.Ahh!!! there add a couple of friends and you can see what this will be. Alice and I are busy adding the details for this guy and I am retesting the pattern by knitting a larger size. Alice has already tested the mini twice. We are having a lot of fun making up the minis and stringing them together.
Yesterday I was talking about yarn — as much as I love natural fabrics sometimes it just isn’t the right yarn choice. For a toy that is going to be donated I want to be sure that it will hold up in the wash. So the yarn above is one that I purchased at Ben Franklin’s. It is Coffee Beenz By PlymouthYarn. It has a rustic look and has an uneven spin to it for a homespun charm. It is 25% wool and 75% acryllic. It feels soft I have a feeling I will get 2 monkeys out of a skien of yarn there is 214 yards in a ball. So later I will stuff this guy and needle sculpt some ears and knit the arms and legs.
I also tried this yarn for the first time yesterday. the light pink is a finger weight pima cotton and the darker pink and the gold skien is organic sports weight cotton. I really like this, I only ordered a couple of balls to try out and wished I had ordered more. It is very nice to work with–I knit my sample on size#2 needles and I love the look and feel of this yarn. It was easy on my fingers and the stitch definition is great. It worked up fast and although I am not a pink person this heathery dogwood color won me over. There is 164 yards in the sports weight ball and 218 yards in the pima fingerweight cotton.