Couldn’t resist the post title…
Been a busy fortnight since I posted last – had my sister visit, which was great fun, but tiring, and did some visiting of my own.
Rabbie and her fiancé came down last weekend to stay for a few days before staying at a caravan nearby for a mini holiday. The main purpose of the first part of the visit was for Rabbie to meet Felix. I’ve never seen Rabbie actively interested in holding, cooing and cuddling a baby before, and I’m sure if Felix understood she’d have been honoured that her auntie was smitten!
Later in the week we all went to the zoo and I couldn’t help tease her that her fiancé was definitely looking broody with my Felix! Her response: we’re getting a dog!
Watching them, I think they may need two, or three…
Missing them already as they went back home at the weekend. To keep me busy, I visited my boss last night who just had her own little one – so tiny! Not as small as Felix was j8ust those few weeks ago, but seeing as she’s ‘filled out’ and had a growth spurt…
Anyhow, I can post the presents I gave my boss now without feeling like I’m chancing things! So lots of knitting photos ahead!
Koala from Knitted Wild Animals by Sarah Keen
Added the bow and scarf in purple as she had a girl.
Heavily modified Koala from Knitted Animals by Jean Greenhowe
The head and ‘bib’ are from the pattern, I did a provisional cast on, worked the head as written, removed the cast on and using larger needles, did a three needle bind off then increased the remaining stitches, added arms, then decreased for the ‘body’. I wanted a matching snuggly but couldn’t find one, hence why I winged/butchered this pattern – cute though, right?
Koala bib – free pattern from Down Cloverlaine
Pattern can be found here. There are loads of other cute animals, but I was going with a theme here!
Fishes mobile – free pattern by Jackie Z Knits
And something a little different, but still matching the colour scheme.Ravelry download can be found here.
For those wondering, my boss is Australian, and I couldn’t resist running with that as a starting point for a theme. Engel tried to convince me to make them all drop bears, but for a baby…koalas they stayed!
Have a good week!