I have been so crazy busy this year, with work and life and everything else, that I haven’t had much time for knitting. The Manimal’s oldest and bestest friend (whom I refer to as Lil’ Fella, because he’s so much shorter than my tall, lanky manbeast) had a baby mid-November, and I finally had an excuse to knit baby things!
I’m actually not a fan of babies in general. I don’t get the whole “baby” thing – I don’t find them adorable or cute or any of that; I think they all look like cranky little old men… sort of a cross between Benjamin Button and Winston Churchill. Just not a good mix.
But at this point, with as hectic as everything has been, I am a huge fan of quick projects, and it doesn’t get much quicker than baby stuff!!! This will be Lil’ Fella’s lil’ miss’s first X-mas, so I knitted her a quick gifty to mark the occasion.
This is actually a kit intended to be used to make a hat, with the idea being that the plush kitten head would sit on top of the cap. Since it will be years since she’ll be able to wear a hat that size, I used the kit to create a round lovey (sort of like a baby blanket) and placed the kitten head in the center, allowing it to be pulled upright into a snuggly cuddle-buddy.
Item: Snuggle Buddy
For Whom: Abby
Tools: Circulars, 5.5 mm (US 9)
Yarn Brands: DMC Creative World
Yarn Name: Top This
Yarn Weight: Bulky
Fibers: 78% Acrylic / 22% Nylon/Polyamide