Wednesday, December 14, 2011

WIP Wednesday

Today I'm working on...Mr Fox.
I've had the perfect foxy shade of yarn in my stash for a while now, left over from my Ringwood sweater.

It is Knit One Crochet Too's Camelino, which is sadly discontinued. I really liked it because it stood up so well to frogging, and is soft and sproingy. I did wonder for a minute if it was a bad idea to make a fox out of camel fur- would the other foxes laugh at him? But I decided, at the end, that I would love him and that's all that matters.
Because, yes, even though I have several Christmas presents on the needles I am making this stole for myself. Selfish, once again.
I'm barely at the middle of his body right now. One thing I wasn't expecting about this pattern is that it is almost all worked flat. The only exception being his ears! Even the cute little face is worked flat and then sewn up to be three dimensional.
So, yeah, I'm actually having a bit of difficulty with the straight needles. These ones are 14" which apparently is just long enough to bother me. I have been working so much on circulars lately...
Anyways, back to knitting. I'll just leave you with a picture of how he's meant to look when he's done:
My pictures are so tiny today because I got a phone for Christmas (a phone that takes better pictures than my camera does) and I didn't download them properly I just saved them small. Whoops. Oh, and it's a touch screen so my first thought was that now I get to knit this.

Anyways, as always, link back to Tami's Amis for more great projects!

4 comments:

  1. I can't wait to see your Mr. Fox! I have this pattern in my queue....it's so cute!

    I haven't knit with straight needles in a LONG time!

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  2. jalksdfj Oh my gosh, Mr. Fox is wonderful, and you've picked a perfect coloured yarn, too. I completely understand why this is sneaking into your hands rather than your Christmas knitting. If I could knit, I'd be making one post-haste.

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  3. Oh my, it's going to be so cute! Can't wait to see how it turns out!

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