Friday, 5 May 2006

A whole Squishy!

She's finished! Squishy (many thanks to Julie for such a fab and appropriate name!) is knitted and fringed and done. Must have been helped along by those good wishes sent to me by Mandella.

Here I am modelling her in the "Keep me warm honey" style.

When I just went outside for DH top take these pics, my eldest daughter spotted Squishy and breathed "Oh wow. That's beautiful." :-)

This is the "Look no hands" style.

I ended up using 230g (that's 598 metres) of the Fantazie ladder yarn I purchased from ebay last summer. I cast on 52 stitches on 10mm needles and knitted garter stitch until I'd used up 2 whole balls (200g = 520 metres) of the yarn.

If I were to knit another one, I would cast on 60 stitches to make it that little bit wider - this one's about 13 or 14 inches wide.

Last night I added the mega-fringe, which used another 30g of yarn. I really enjoyed doing this part - much to my surprise!

Now for the last bit - I have to wrap up my Squishy as she is intended for another. Ho hum. At least I think she'll be appreciated and enjoyed in her new life in Spain.

So... next?

Last night I picked up
Fortune again. She's lovely but she may need to wait a while now, depending on the weather, as it's merino yarn being used. Watch this space for more distractions.. not least being a new crocheted poncho for youngest DD as hers was stolen as we were 10-pin bowling last weekend..


Julie said...

Wahay for Squishy! :) It is just beautiful - the birthday girl will love it! I love the color of Fortune - what's it going to be?

Sue said...

That is gorgeous. I want to knit my sister a little something for her birthday and I think you might have just given me an idea!

Mandella said...

What a fab wrap! I knew you could do it. I have faith.

At least Squishy is going to a good home. I would be loathe to part with it if it was mine, but it seems that our favourite articles are destined for others.

Heather said...

Gorgeous! I like the name too.

The Crafty Otter said...

**love** the squishy! I've been eyeing that yarn for a while (it comes in some amazing, rich colours!), but haven't dared knit with it yet. The laddery-ness would probably irritate me beyond belief. But the results definitely seem to be worth it.. Hmmmm...