Knitted eyeball juggling balls

Stuff them with toy or cushion stuffing to make them nice and squishy soft, add a bag of dried lentils to weight them down or stuff them with cat nip for your favourite moggy

eyeballs

k – knit

p – purl

kfb – knit frotn & back. Knit the stitch as normal but do not slide it off the left needle. Bring the right needle round to the back of the stitch and knit it again, then slide it off. You have created 2 stitches from one.

k2tog – knit 2 together, put the right needle through 2 stitches at the same time and knit as normal.

p2tog – as k2tog put purl

st st – stocking stitch (knit one rowm purl one row)

st – stitch

Pattern- 4mm needles (US sizee 6) and dk yarn

Cast on 6 st  using white

Kfb to end (12)

[K1, kfb] to end (18)

[Kfb, p2] to end (24)

K1 row

[Kfb, p3] to end (30)

K 1 row

[Kfb, p4] to end(36)

st st 7 rows

[P2tog, p4] to end (30)

Change to colour for iris

K 1 row

[P2tog, p3] to end (24)

K1 row

Change to black for pupil

[P2tog, P2] to end (18)

[K1, k2tog] to end (12)

P2tog to end (6)

Thread yarn through remaining stitches and fasten off. Use tail ends in correct colours to sew down the side, remember to stuff before you close it up.

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Amigurumi and Crochet!

So yesterday morning I was looking through some blogs and getting really annoyed that I couldnt crochet. I recently got a little book of amigurumi patterns in a kniting magazine so I thought I would give it a go. And once you figure out that double crochet in English is single crochet in American and treble is double its surprisingly easy! So here are the pics of my first ever crochet projects, I just used what I know about knitting to figure out the patterns aftwer having a read through that.

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I love that you dont have to sew them up at the end, that must be the best thing about it! So will prob have a go at some other stuff. Patterns will probably follow as soon as I have worked out how to write them!

Calorie free cakes!

I like knitting cakes. I have no idea what the purpose of this is but I find them very relaxing. I made a plate of cakes for my grandmother last year, then a toilet roll holder in the shape of a birthday cake (complete with candle) for my friends 40th and my mother has put in a request for this christmas. These are my own pattern which I intend to write up at some point. I am especially pleased with the swirled icing with the strawberry on top, it looks far more decadent than the others.

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