Monday, 21 May 2012

Roaring dinosaur

Patch often asks if whatever item I am knitting is for him. Poor P. But I had the ideal pattern to use up some green leftover wool...

The roaring dinosaur from Zoe Mellor's knitted toys.

The red is yet again the cheap red used for Albert's kit blanket and trims on baby bonnets... and yes, still a small ball left. The variegated green was used for a tea-cosy made for Mum's birthday a few years ago (sounds most dull, but the green was the lining with the pretty green just peeking out for the dino's tum used for the outer and some sweet flowers sitting on top. Maybe a photo needed?). The pattern uses the same wool for all parts of the dinosaur, except the spines, but in useful stash busting style I finished off the variegated green with just enough to sew up the legs. Buttons from Great Gran's collection.

So simple to knit, not so simple to sew together. Oh, those spines. The spines are knitted in a long line and then sandwiched between the two bits of knitted body. In a sewn item I would have no problem, but keeping it neat when knitted. Oh my.

So worth it cause Patch loves his new, roaring dinosaur!

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