Pattern: Garter Stitch Baby Kimono (rav)
Yarn: Wollmeise 100% Merino Superwash in Grashupfer
Needles: #2.5 knitpicks harmonies
Started: February 20, Finished: June 30
i wanted to make sure i sent this sweater before the baby grows out of it. i started it a very long time ago and finished it so late because it took forever to find buttons. at some point i lost the pattern so there are some differences. namely, i didn't work the i-cord all the way down the fronts and i knit the sleeves in the round (though i would have intentionally done that even with instructions). it was easy and the kimono style is cute for babies. it didn't take much yarn.
Pattern: Peanut the Wee Elephant from Last Minute Patchwork and Quilted Gifts
Fabric: Denyse Schmidt Picnic, Green Windham Fabrics (second from the right) for the ears, and some blue flannel for the blanket
i wish i had gotten more pictures so you could see the inside of the ears and the cute braided embroidery floss tail. this pattern was fairly easy and quick to put together but it was fiddly. i don't think i'm really a toy-making person. this pattern also had a ton of hand-sewing, much of which i skipped in favor of top-stitching. i embroidered the eyes because i didn't have any felt for applique. this step-by-step tutorial was helpful. i followed her advice on the blanket. he doesn't stand up quite properly so my stuffing skills are evidently not up to snuff--a detail i failed to notice until i'd already stitched the opening closed. it turned out pretty cute otherwise and i wouldn't eliminate the possibility of someday making another one...but i probably won't.