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Finished: Spherey


The Specs:
Pattern: Spherey from "Unusual Toys for you to Knit and Enjoy", by Jess Hutchison.
Yarn: Nature Spun Worsted in antique turquoise, and Cascade 220 in color No. 7830
Skeins: about 10 grams of each color
Needles: Size 5 dpns
Start to finish: June 25 - 26
For: Niece O. for her birthday

This was a last minute gift for Thunk's niece O., whose first birthday is on Friday. She is our only niece, so thorough spoilage with knitted items is practically required. You might remember her as the adorable recipient of Trelllis last Christmas. She has also been on the receiving end of this baby sweater and this pinwheel baby blanket (those two were pre-blog).

The pattern was well written and easy to follow and Jess' instructions for sewing the limbs onto the body were very helpful. I stayed with the colors she used in the book (they are elliphantom colors, after all) and was able to knit entirely from the stash (hooray!). The only thing I changed was to embroider the eyes on for baby safety. Not much else to say about this one except that it's cute, cute, cute!


Final Verdict: Love it! Wish I could keep it...


Isn't that always the case.. you want what you can't have. It's a good thing you're bigger than neice O., you can bully her for it ;) Just kidding, of course!

That is the cutest little thingy toy ever. I love the orange legs.

s/he's adorable!!!

I love it! Her patterns are so great. I bet your niece will go cray-cray over it.

Awwww... What a cutie :-)

He should stay with you! He's having such a great time in that bowl!

Well, you're just going to have to make yourself one! (Or keep this one and make a new one for little O. Sure, you've got LOTS of time, hah!)

Cute overload!

I love funky knit(ted?) toys.
Hmmm...I need that book.

Awww... I also want Spherey! Hope your niece loves it too.

that is tooo cute! your niece will love it. :)

Aww, it's adorable!

Oi oi oi (that's Finnish for aww :-D)... almost too cute! And I love your photos too!

Oh my gosh, you have a copy of that book? I've searched the entire planet for that book (with no luck)! I'm so jealous... :)

LOVE it! So wish I could have gotten a copy of that book!

I have many neices and nephews to spoil so I love that knitted toy! Must buy the book...

Spherey looks wonderful! I made one for my niece for Christmas, and she still drags him everywhere. Also, just wanted to say thanks for the wonderful pattern for squirrely mittens; I just started a pair, and the pattern is great!

I love it! (Him/her?). Now I'm even more sad that that book is out of print. I've been hoping to get hold of one to knit a robot for some friends as a moving in present, but no such luck. Ah well, I will just have to take vicarious delight in your knitted toys.

i want one. i wish i was a baby. maybe you could make me a wedding octo in a little veil? just kidding.

write more. i'm finally in the hang of checking this thing and now you don't update. :(

Congratulations, Love your Blog. Would you be willing to sell me a scanned or photocopy of Jess Hutchison, Unusual toys to knit and enjoy please? I knit for charity and I think the kids will love them.

No longer available retail and Jess has chosen not ro reprint, I'm desperate, Please?????

Kind regards