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May 14, 2006

Crochet Eyeballs

Wishing all the mothers out there a happy Mother's Day!  Thank you, yes I had a relaxing Mother's day knitting -- of course -- and going to the movies with the nona-boys.  Continuing on my stuffed animal jag, I made Lucinda Guy's "Birdie".  Truth be told my friends, this project was tough -- fun, but tough.  The knitting was a piece of cake, but the finishing taxed my sewing and finishing skills.  When it came time for the crochet eyeballs it took me 6, okay 7, okay 8 attempts before I got a reasonable eyeball.  But heck, I did it!


If nonaCrochets eyeballs, then you can too!

Will I make another stuffed animal?   Definitely.  I have a sneaky suspicion that the sewing and finishing skills get easier with each attempt.  What can I say, nona's an optimist.

May 14, 2006 in Knitting for the nona-nieces | Permalink

Comments

I just bought Guy's latest book, "And So to Bed..." There's an owl, a fox, a bunny, and a doll along with many other bedtime related items. I see some knitted creatures in my nieces & nephews futures.

Posted by: Dena | May 15, 2006 4:01:37 AM

I saw this super cute owl from one of Lucinda Guy's book, and was seriouly tempted to attempt knitting toys. Anyway, have you seen those ridiculously cute hedgehog on YKW? I want them for myself ;)

Posted by: Yuvee | May 15, 2006 10:29:10 AM

I do think the cutest knit toys are those with the most seaming and sewing and putting together. But Lucinda Guy's animals are worth it!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/crankyisgood/143599564/

Posted by: Daphne | May 15, 2006 12:05:48 PM

I love the colors you used on Birdie! It is so adorable.

Posted by: Winnie | May 16, 2006 10:13:29 AM

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