Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Chrysalis to Monarch

I forgot to take pictures of the lovely little Chrysalis to Monarch reversible toy from Susan Anderson's book, Topsy-Turvy Inside-Out Knit Toys.  Each month I host a new KAL in the Itty Bitty Knits forum, and this one is the butterfly. :) My son's kindergarten class just finished a butterfly unit where they went through the life cycle of the butterfly, starting with the caterpillar so he was super excited about his toy.  He decided it would be gifted to his teacher when it was finished.

This morning it was put in his backpack and hauled off to school before I thought to take any pictures!  Instead, I have a video of my little miss transforming the toy while her brother was resting on the couch after school yesterday. :)

video

We'll see if this works!  If not, that's okay, at least I tried!

While I'm at it, I'll give you a few details.  I used all yarn from my stash - just dark green, lighter green, orange and black.  It could have been finished on a Saturday afternoon but since I only have time to knit during the week while the kids are occupied or in bed, it took me a few nights.  But SUPER simple and adorable!  If you're looking for something quick and fun, this is a must for your pattern collection. :) (And a fun learning tool for your kiddos to boot!)