Friday, May 7, 2010
I will call you "Squishy!"
With that in mind, how perfect was it that I found a pattern in Itty Bitty Toys called Squishies! These delightful toys, designed by Susan B. Anderson, are so very simple to make. Just a knit ball filled with poly-fiberfill. And they do exactly as the name might suggest - they squish!
There are 3 sizes in the book you can knit - along with corresponding instructions to make your Squishies look like the ones pictured in the book. I chose not to follow the designs in the book, but instead used the cotton yarn I dyed a while back. I was so anxious to see how it would knit up, and these seemed like the perfect project.
I made the small and medium sized Squishies from the colorway "Cool Cartoons" (cool colors - blue, green, purple). These colors knit up with more pooling that the last Squishy. You'll see portions that are defined stripes of purple, blue and green and you'll see other areas that are a "flash" of muted, combined colors.
You can see more pictures on my project page HERE.