Knitting production is at an all-time low. (Book consumption, in contrast, is seeing wonderfully high levels.)
The two projects I’m working on are at completely different points: one is completely mindless rows of stockinette in the round (seriously, it’s amazing how little brainpower it requires), and the other is a brain teaser I’ve dreamed up.
This is my brain teaser: I am trying to make my own pattern for a stuffed schnauzer.
I checked out some of the patterns on Ravelry, and while they were cute, they just weren’t quite right for what I wanted.
Miniature Schnauzer by Joanna Osbourne and Sally Muir, from Best In Show, is adorable, but my schnauzer is going to be a gift for child, and this schnauzer just looks too dignified and sophisticated, not like the goofy schnauzer that I know.
Now this guy, he is my back-up plan. He is definitely cute and goofy looking, but he wasn’t my first choice because it’s crochet, and right now, before I lose my mind, I’m telling myself that I want the smoother look of knitting.
And, I am panning to construct it in such a way that it has minimal sewing up at the end.
(And Yes, I used a short-row heel to make the top of the head! We’ll see if it has the shape I want when I stuff it with Poly-Fil.)
Happy Knitting Adventures!