I still haven't been as busy with knitting as I'd like to be. I'm still plowing through Etsy orders, which take a lot of my time that might normally be devoted to needles and yarn. But I just finished a big order that's taken me twice as long as it should have, just due to lack of energy. But now that I've got that order out of the way, the remainder of my Etsy orders feel a lot more manageable. And the case I finished last night was actually very simple and a lot of fun to put together. Hopefully my customer feels the same way!
So back to my WIPs. I've got a deadline looming over me for some baby shower items I told my sister I would make. The shower is April 25th. The items? A hat and two pacifier clips.
The nursery for the baby is frog-themed, so Sis asked for a frog hat, a frog clip and an elephant clip. I haven't yet started the clips. The only clip I'm really concerned about with time is the frog clip. The pattern isn't complicated and the finished knit is small, but there are SO many pieces that can be time-consuming.
I will start (and finish) the elephant clip tonight, I'm sure.
The frog hat is actually a modified pattern. I'm using the Bunny Tail pattern from Itty Bitty Hats by Susan B. Anderson. The hat is simple stockinette, but the neat part comes at the top after the decreases. The stitches are divided in half and for the bunny (or bear) hat, each half of the stitches becomes an ear. My modification included shortening the ear portion A LOT to make the ears look like frog eyes. I believe I knit 7 rounds on each "eye" before doing the remainder of the decreases. I think it should work out really well.
Ribbit, so maybe those - with some eyelashes for a girl. We'll see. I need to do some hunting on Ravelry. Sis has also asked for a little box to sit on the frog's head to indicate a girl. So I also need to find a bow pattern.
Ribbit, photo by Susan B. AndersonThink I can finish on time?
Next up on the list are a few swap knits, as well as some baby items. The baby items aren't top priority, but none of them should take long since they're so small and quick.
What's on your needles this week?