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Saturday, 22 October 2011

THESE PINS WON'T GET AWAY . . .

Hi everyone ~ hope you're having a lovely relaxing stitchy weekend?

Thank you for all your comments on my last post concerning 'Fa' and 'La' (aka Snowmen)  and whether to backstitch or not!  It seems that most of you have no particular preference and like both with or without ~ mmmmmm? now what do I do? Well, put it to one side and leave them alone for a while whilst I put my mind to something else ~ hope they don't melt!

Missing needles and pins!  Drives me mad and always a worry that one of the bunnies will try and eat one so how about this solution . . .

Toby Tortoise

Isn't he cute?  I found the pattern on line and he knitted up really quickly, a little longer to put him together but love him!

The pattern had instructions for his shell to be knitting in 2 colour plain stripes but I thought this DK wool would be great as it knits as a fairlisle pattern as you go . . .


even his underside looks good . . .


and best of all ~ if he trys to escape he won't go very quickly!

Thanks for stopping by
HAPPY STITCHING
xxx

31 comments:

natalyK said...

Adorable pin tortoise.

Lindsay-ann said...

I adore Toby Tortoise - he's so cute.
Lindsay
x

Lesleyanne said...

Toby tortoise is gorgeous - so very cute. You won't loose your needles now.

CalamityJr said...

Oh, what a cutie, and a great idea to protect the bunnies - and your feet! Thanks for sharing! (You make me wish I could knit, lol)

Jessica @Blessings in the Country said...

Toby is adorable!

butterfly said...

Hi Jane ,Toby Tortoise is so cute love him.
You won't believe i knitted a cardigan last year in the same wool, so i feel rather attached to him. ha ha.

Cath said...

Wow , I love the tortoise , so cute. Hmm , where did you find hte pattern ?

Mindi said...

Your tortoise is adorable!

Barb said...

Oh Jane what a lovely tortoise I am quite envious. Great job.

Mrs. Know Nothing said...

Toby Tortoise is such a cutie! Love the yarn you chose. It is just perfect.

Listochek said...

Wow!Tortoise so cute:)

Mouse said...

ohh he is sooo cute ... I hope he manages to runaway to the mouse house heheheh .. jealous you can actually knit here .. I can knit holes in anything hehehe :) love mouse xxx

Danielle said...

So cute!!! Love it.

Catherine said...

So cute!!!

Sarah said...

Absolutely adorable!! If you can remember where you found the pattern I would love to know :)

Kate said...

Toby is so cute! I think I need to learn to knit properly.

Myra said...

Oh my goodness, that pincushion is just the cutest! What a wonderful little thing.

Denise said...

Absolutely adorable! I have never seen anything like this. Perfect!

Rain said...

Your Toby Tortoise is adorable! I like the yarn you chose - great idea.

Teresa said...

That's the cutest little turtle ever.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Anne said...

What an adorable turtle!! I love his tummy!

Vicky L said...

Adorable! I wish I could knit. As for the snowmen,why don't you flip a coin, heads to backstitch and tails to not. Either way, its going be gorgeous.

Bec said...

Aw! He is adorable! :)

Lois said...

Too cute!!!!

Pumpkin said...

Oh Jane, he's SO adorable!!!!

Lisa said...

Love your little tortie!

♥ Nia said...

the cutest thing =)

Carol said...

Awww... what a darling creation, Jane!! I love him :)

Michelle May said...

He is just too cute!

Sally said...

Your tortoise is just the cutest thing ever!

Maureen said...

that is just the sweetest thing - and the colours are perfect, too cute!