Wednesday, 29 October 2008

wildlife alert

Woodins, previously known only to live in Central Park, New York City, have been spotted in Washington Park Arboretum, not two blocks from my house. Fancy that!

The Vital Statistics

Pattern: Woodin by Anna Hrachovec from Knitty.
Yarn: I used Cascade 220 rather than the suggested Elann yarn.
Needles: 4mm bamboo dpns. Lovely.
Start to finish: oops, lost track - just recently.

Talk about knitting with a porcupine! I'm usually ok on the dpns but the first few rows of these woodin legs are tricky and then joining it all together with the body ... well, it was a bit of a struggle but successful. A really fun, quick knit. There were no progress shots because it was all over and done with in an hour or so. Then there was the felting and finishing which of course I dragged my heels on a bit. But not too long because this was the third and final gift for my secret pal, Shannon at Livin' in the Sticks.


Liana said...

How ABSOLUTELY adorable!

Shannon said...

He looks strangely familiar!