I’ve had a very busy few days and have finally gotten round to sharing the finished results of the baby gift I was Knitting for Sara. I really wanted it to be ready for Oliver being born but I ran out of wool half way up his head and had to order another ball! The only place I could get it was the USA so I had to wait a while for it to arrive!
So here he is, 10 weeks late! But better late than never!
He was a labour of love…. It’s knit with Sirdar snuggly snowflake yarn, which is, in order to achieve this fluffy effect, very fibrous, and very difficult to knit! I’ve been knitting since 5 years of age, and I’ve never knit with a yarn as temperamental as this! It’s has no stretch or give, and really makes your hands ache when knitting it, or it did mine… But….. As with most things the effort was worth it, the lovely fluffy super baby soft result is perfect for a handmade cuddly toy and he is super super soft and snuggly….perfect for little hands to explore and because his face is hand sewn there are no nasty little hard bits that can be pulled or fall off.
I am really pleased with the result, and Sara absolutely loved it, which made me very happy, of course :)
Will I ever knit with this yarn again? Not for a very long time and only for someone very special like a grandchild maybe? One day!
Hope you like him too :)