Obviously I had to prepare for the occasion by making something cute for the baby. I used this pattern. I took these photos a while back but decided to save the post for the day. :)
I've made a few cute little stuffed animals before, mainly in the Japanese amigurumi style which have been crochet. Amigurumi actually translates as knitted or crochet thing, so this is still technically an amigurumi!
This is the first knitted toy I've made. The pattern has you knit everything flat and then seam it up, which is different to the crochet ones I've made.
I didn't change much in the pattern, other than sizing up my needle slightly. Oh, and I also seamed up the belly invisibly, unlike the pattern. This goes for the head and ears too- why would you want a visible seam in those places?
|Pattern instructions- visible seam. Not sure why.|
I made this lil' bunny using leftover wool from my Washington Square Cardigan, and its scarf is made from remnants from my Peabody sweater.
I made the pom pom too (acrylic I'd used for previous toys) and used the pom-pom method outlined here.
|Pom poms are devastatingly cute.|
|I embroidered some shine with white thread to make it look less soulless.|