Monday, May 08, 2006
The baby sweater is nearing completion as far as the knitting part goes - the front and back pieces are done, and I started on the sleeves yesterday.
In the meantime, to have something different to show, I thought I'd give an update on Piggy. I washed him yesterday, but he is showing signs of wear and tear. (I will not let the boys use Piggy for tug-of-war with Spike, as there are plenty of other rope toys for that purpose.) Above are "before" pics, and a couple of current pics... He is missing an eye and his ears are frayed. The colored spots on his side are bits of stuffing showing through (I used yarn scraps). It seems, however, that the yarn is much tougher than the plush fabric toys I buy - they are torn apart in a day. Piggy is still pretty much intact, and though worn, he has all his main parts. So, I think I may be making similar toys in the future!
(And by the way - Piggy is much loved!)