Saturday, March 2, 2013
Sputnik the Magnificent
Last year I got the fabulous news that two of my lovely friends were expecting their first baby, due early this year (yippee!) Little henry arrived safe and well in January! His mama and papa wanted him to have some special handmade toys to love and play with, and this is where I came in.
I dyed the 100% Australian 4ply wool myself using some eco friendly, non-toxic dyes and used this AMAZING pattern by the very clever & talented designer Annie Watts. If you're not already familiar with Annie's work then do yourself a favour and check her out! Mind blowing :-)
The pattern was really well written & easy to follow and worked up surprisingly quickly. I will be a little bit sad to send Sputnik away to his new owner... But perhaps I can make myself one as well :-)
Have you made anything crafty for a new arrival in your life lately? Share in the comments!
P.S. I also made Henry some little booties and a little hat using the left over yarn from Sputnik. I'll show you a picture soon!