Wednesday, 23 January 2013

A shiny robot... and the last of the Christmas makes

Really. Poor P... he sat looking through a knitting book sometime last year and asked oh so sweetly if please could his Mummy knit something for him. He is always hopeful when he spies something new on the needles, even if they are some pink baby booties. And he really would like the shiny robot from Zoe Mellor's knitted toys

The photograph fails to show the robot-like shiny thread running through the grey wool, shame as I was so very pleased to find a suitable wool that was still soft. I used Peter Pan Moondust wool, possibly in Bunny, though I can't find the label. I knitted with the recommended 4mm needles for this DK rather than the 2.75mm stated in the pattern, so maybe Patch's robot is a little larger. I also used all of the 50g ball, which is partly why this robot has stripey arms. Also I really liked the striped look. The stripes and other colour bits are knitted with a bamboo DK from the pile. Robot is finished with some starry buttons from Great Gran's tin rather than the felt circles used in the pattern.

An easy knit, though I need to improve colourwork as poor robot has rather a tight little tum. A delighted P on Christmas morn... I really should knit for him more often!
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  1. He's fabulous, jolly and snuggly at the same time, I bet P loves him. Bethx (thelinencat)

    1. So lovely to hear from you Beth... do hope all well. And robot is coping well with Patch cuddles... and being squished when slept on at night!