I sure felt lucky to be able to test knit one of Mochimochi Land's new patterns. The pattern is called Lucky and this little tree is not so lucky because it got crapped on by birds. See the top of the tree, underneath the birds?
Anna is a very creative toy designer. I have test knitted other toys for her, but they have always required felting. This pattern requires no felting and minimal sewing. The whole toy is knit with double pointed needles. The first bird was a little bit fiddly because it's so small, but the second bird was no problem at all. You just have to remember that you knit the birds as if knitting I-Cord, don't turn your work after each row.My faithful companion, Caesar, always obliges to model my creations. The baby model was napping at the time. Gee, if I didn't have dogs and a baby, I wonder how I would show scale? Also, Anna does note that the toy is not recommended for small children because of the small parts. I never realized how strong babies were until I had my own. Melody is 6 months old now and her strength surprises me, especially at the grocery store! She will grab or pick up anything that catches her eye. I can easily imagine her ripping the birds off the top of the tree. This toy is going in the display cabinet for looking only.
Pattern: "Lucky" from Mochimochi Land
Yarn: Caron Simply Soft Brites "Limelight", Caron Simply Soft "Chocolate", Caron Simply Soft "White", Caron Simply Soft Brites "Mango", Caron Simply Soft Brites "Bluemint", Caron Simply Soft Brites "Lemonade", Red Heart Soft Yarn "Guacamole"
Needles: US 6 / 4 mm DPN's
Size: 7.5 inches tall
We are back from our vacation. I will post some vacation photos when I get my act together. I still haven't finished unpacking my own stuff. But the rest of the family is all unpacked and settled in. As soon as we got home, we have been swamped with obligations and appointments, so we haven't had a moment to take a breath.