Wednesday, May 23, 2012

WIP Wednesday

This week I started on a new knitting project - a knitted lion. I probably should move on to something besides stuffed animals but I just love creating them. This is for a coworker; when I gave away the hippo, bear and lion to my other coworkers she expressed how cute they were and I know she would love a lion for her daughter.

The pattern is the Little Lion Sock Critter on Size 5 needles with Simply Soft yarn. It's been a quick knit so far - I have the entire body done and the arms ready to attach. I'm currently on the ears and am hoping to have it finished over the long weekend.

It's also been great for me because I've had to try a few new things. This pattern involves purling through the back loop and short rows, neither of which I had done before. In fact I think the short rows are great practice for when I get to the heel of the socks I'm working on. (Okay working on may be a slight exaggeration as they have mostly been sitting untouched for the last few weeks. I've promised myself to make some progress on them when I finish this project.)

For more projects check out Tami's Amis!



  1. Sounds like you're a big hit with your co-workers. Afraid mine don't quite understand why I take time to knit or crochet when I could just buy something. Well done!

  2. I love knitted animals and your lion looks like he wont disapoint!