Sunday, November 20, 2011

Quack!



Just like with the Fetch! project, I decided I would rather knit this duck dog toy in the round. This time it is a very simple conversion: Just knit the rows where it says purl!



I decided not to felt the duck, so I knit the bird with size 3 needles so it would be tight enough to stand up against Indy's teeth. The pattern consumed 2 g of Berroco Peruvia in brown, 3 g of KnitPicks Wool of the Andes (WOTA) in Evergreen, 1 g of WOTA daffodil and 8 g of WOTA lake ice heather.

I wasn't sure if I would have enough of the lake ice heather to finish the back of the body... but I am prepared to have a short and fat duck if I have to! I cut rows 26-33, and picked up at row 34 in the pattern instructions. When I finished with this color, I had about 16" remaining. Man, I could have done one more row in the mid-section! For my other color changes:
  • Row 40 I switched to brown.
  • Row49 use some scrap white for a single row .
  • Row 50 changed to green
  • Row 68 changed to yellow
I had rescued a squeeker from Indy's Monkey toy, and felt that it would be perfect to include in this duck toy. I wrapped the squeeker in the pollyfill stuffing, and then inserted it inside the gray portion of the duck.



Indy already loves this toy. Too bad he cannot have it for keeps until Christmas!


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