Thursday, October 15, 2009
Itty Bitty Stitches
I stumbled upon an opportunity to knit some samples for the Itty Bitty Toys publisher and I jumped in to the project yesterday. The patterns I'll be working on are both reversibles and they're too cute! If you haven't seen this book I highly recommend getting your hands on a copy. This may be Susan's best book yet.
It took me most of the morning to get gauge. These are itty bitty stitches, but it looks gorgeous so far. I went down from the recommended size 4 to a size 1 needle (maybe I'll knit socks after this).
I'll be knitting 2 samples of the Reversible Cat & Mouse and one sample of the Reversible Lion & Elephant.
I have plans of my own to knit the Sisters for the wee one. I think BSA Cotton or Spud & Chloë Sweater would be a good option for these toys if you don't have access to O-Wool. I had a hard time tracking down all the colors I needed and ended up ordering from 2 stores.
I'd better get back to my tiny stitching. Hopefully I'll have some progress to share soon.