Friday, February 7, 2014

Worm Finger Puppet Favors for Babies at a Shower

Two baby girls, 10 months and 14 months, were going to be at my baby shower.  Since I knew that this would require a lot of patientce, I thought it would be fun to give the mommies a new little toy to help distract the little ones.  I used my own design, the Worm Finger Puppet Knitting Pattern.

Rather than weighing the colors individually, I decided to weigh them as a group to get a sense of the total yardage required for two puppets.   I used Palette yarn handdyed in Blue, Pink, Orange and Green (~21 yards total for two puppets) and size 1 (2.5 mm) knitting needles.

Since these puppets were for babies, I didn't want to glue googly eyes to the outside.  I decided that a French Knot would be a safer alternative.  Of course, I would need to learn how to MAKE a French Knot first. I used some scraps of Gloss Lace yarn, but I probably should have used Black Palette so the knot would have been bigger the first time around.

My gauge is a little bigger than the first worm that I knit (the design), so I knit a total of 5 cc stripes before making the ribbed edge and binding off.

The finger puppets were a hit!  Both of the babies smiled and tried to immediately eat the puppets.  If this isn't child approved then what is?