Sunday, January 6, 2013

Very Hungry caterpillar

It is so easy to believe
In pleasant possibilities.
-Amelia B.Edwards, Half a million of Money.

Finished!! One Very Hungry caterpillar baby sleeping sack. I am so happy with how this turned out, I’m just giggling quietly to the reaction I will get when I hand it over to the soon-to-be-mother. I have used 8 ply yarn for the sack itself and knitted in stripes of light green and dark green. For the top and bottom of the sack I knitted in double rib and added an eyelet row to thread a cord through. The bottom can be opened for nappy changes without having to take the sack off baby.


Cute baby sack and beanie
The beanie was knitted in a 4 ply red and done in single rib for so many rows and then garter stitch for the rest of the beanie. I crocheted two eyes using yellow and green (that's how it is in the book) and then sweetest of all....the black antennae.

Now there is no real pattern here but for the sack I just found a sack pattern on the net and used the amount of stitches suited to the ply and went from there. Any pattern for the beanie as well, and the eyes and antennae...well they were just made up.
Any Friday Night with Friends I am truly hooked on needle cases and I think I'm a gonner with thread catchers as well. There were so many pretty one's made on other blogs that it has inspired me to make some thread catchers as well. If you are interested in the pattern for the needle case I have the link on my previous post for you.
I’m hooked on needle cases!!
I have also made another doll to go with the other one I made and I also forgot to add the ribbon last time to the doll with the pink cheeks.
Two’s company.....
Thanks to all the gals that have joined Friday Night with Friends, you have really inspired me with my own projects and I loved looking at your works too. See you next FNwF's.
Cheers, Anita.
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Country Whispers said...

What a cute idea for a baby sack.
I'm sure she will love it!

Quilt Kitty said...

Your knitting is wonderful Anita, it seems to just fly off your needles & your creations are very cute. That mum to be will be very happy. How did the the flower baskets go & what did you put in them? Tracee xx

Jane Galley said...

I love the baby sack, it's wonderful. I'd have to have it sitting around for a few days before he could leave. I am sure the new mum will be delighted

Karen said...

Love, love, love the baby sack and hat. I think the idea behind it is wonderful!
And continued little projects, too. Considering the heat you work in this is wonderful!

Sandra :) said...

HAHA love that baby sack - and the hat is a hoot - I'd wear it myself! Pretty needlecase and dollies too - you get so many cute things done!

Marilyn said...

Your knitting is so clever. Well done. Love the needle case too.

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

How adorable and it will keep baby cute and warm! Just wonderful!


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