Last month, in need of a quick-project-fix, I cast on for two of these little fellows. Nothing says Happy Halloween like a friendly little bat. B picked his colors and button, and named him ‘Glidey’ even before the last stitches were complete. Glidey has already been to the store, the eye doctor, and on a bike ride to the local park. A well-traveled friend, indeed.
The pattern was lovely, and went together quickly. The making up was a little fiddly, as toys are apt to be, but following the mattress stitch toy directions on Mochimochi Land helped quite a bit.
The boys both love that the wings button shut, and that they can hang the bats from fingers and pencils. There’s a notion of hanging them from carabiners, but luckily for the bats, the boys can’t find their clips.
In ‘Kids Clothes Week Challenge’ news, I still don’t have a pair of jeans finished for the boy. I did spend an hour every day that week working on it, so I’m rather glad about that. Then, I took a break and knit instead. I’ll be back to work on the jeans tonight and will be sure to show them to you all when they’re done. Fall weather has arrived here, so I need to get cracking!
|Started:||15 Sep 2010|
|Finished:||5 Oct 2010|
|Pattern:||Boo the Bat by Anna Hrachovec. Link to pattern on Mochimochi Land here. Link to pattern on Ravelry here. It was $5 US when I bought it.|
|Yarn:||Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash in Blue (812) and Black (815). I used in the neighborhood of 8g of blue yarn and 7g of black yarn.|
|Needles:||US 6 / 4.25 mm bamboo dpns from Clover|
|Notes:||9 mm safety eyes (found them at Jo Ann’s.) The button is around 1/2″ and also found at Jo Ann’s.
My Ravelry project page for Glidey is here.