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Fluffy… the Alligator?

Sunday night, I finally finished a specially requested knit alligator.  Q wanted "a green alligator with an open mouth and teeth, and green spots."  After much searching, I was finally able to find said alligator, minus the spots, in the book  Knitted Toys by Zoe Mellor.  



This alligator (he’s listed as a Snappy Crocodile in the book, but Q. calls him an alligator…) was fun to make, but he took me way too long.  I wasn’t very focused, I had to rip out the first side because I lost count… BUT, he was easy to make once I focused.  The only thing I wasn’t too incredibly impressed with was the fact that a few important directions were left out in the book when it came to finishing.  I wish I’d known to sew the ridges before I spent an hour trying to figure out how to stuff them.   Really, all it probably required was common sense, and Miss Zoe Mellor probably thought the knitters reading her book would be smart enough to figure it out.  She didn’t realize she’d have goofballs like me, who are relatively good at knitting.  But NOT good at sewing it all together. Can I pay someone to do that for me? 

As promised, here are some pictures of my baby brother and his alligator…. named Fluffy.

     Fluffy’s awesome Jaws like smile.


Laying in his owner’s lap, like all good fluffy alligators should…




Time out for Fluffy.


I’m not sure what I’ll be knitting next.  I’ll have made my decision by next Wednesday… I think. :)

Fab-u-lous Yarn That Makes me Drool

I'm almost finished knitting this rabbit for A:

(Really, he has taken me too long to complete… I should be finishing him right now…)

BUT, rather than finish the kitchener stitch weaving that is required to finish his feet, and then moving on to the tedious job of stuffing his head, and placing his eyes…

I'm looking on Etsy…

shh.. Don't tell A…

I'm going to finish it tonight… but right now, I'm getting inspiration for the next project. After Q.'s alligator of course.  I haven't found a pattern yet…

Sometimes, I see yarn, and it makes me giddy… 

I LOVE this yarn… it is wool, and think how awesome it would look felted! This yarn would be perfect for making the woven, felted purses the eBayqueen taught the Girl Scouts to make.  You can find it here.  Seller: MySweetSpot2

This one is called "Before Midnight"… hand-dyed superwash merino… I'm not sure what I would make with this, but I LOVE the color!  You can find it here.  Seller: pigeonroofstudios

Knitting Harry Rabbit, required me to learn how to knit in the round on double pointed needles.  I love knitting in the round, and I am convinced I can make socks now.  I've considered making socks for my favorite leprechaun (P-Tricky), and what better yarn than this Lucky Leprechaun hand dyed merino?  You can find it here.  Seller: spinningtheweb

I could spend hours, and hours just browsing Etsy…  but I've gained a little inspiration… and I'm going to go finish Harry Rabbit.