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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New Knitting Patterns

eHave been a busy bee recently putting together some knitting patterns I  have been working on for a while. Problem I have is that its much more fun knitting than writing them up so they tend to hang around a while after the item has been finished before I get round to typing them! But they are now here.

cupcakes

Cupcake knitting pattern has been perfected (at least I think so!)and something completely different is a rose which I really love. Have never knitted any flowers before and was looking for a pattern but was unable to find a rose with petals, most of them seem to just be a bit of knitting swirled round on itself. So this has individual petals and looks a bit more real (at least as real as a knitted flower can look!)

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Both are listed in my etsy store and will be added to the website when I get round to it – kids are now on Easter hols so who knows when that will be!

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!

Christmas is coming

and so is the pudding hurrah!

Have listed a few knitting patterns on my etsy store recently and noticed a severe lack of xmas pud in the knitted cake department so thought I had better rectify the situation. Came up with this

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which I am very pleased with. Not yet written the pattern out but will do so in the next few days.

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Currently for sale on there is the pattern for the choc eclair and a play food sandwich kit (pic above).

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