The Pig

In my last post, I said that I was going to (eventually) start another pig!  And earlier this week, I found the time and started the little guy!  The pattern is still from Knitting Mochimochi, but I think I’m going to try and tweak it here and there to make the pig easier to do.  It’s knit on double pointed needles and I seem to have the problem of making my stitches too loose when I switch from one needle to the next.  I haven’t figured out why this happens, but I’ve fixed it for the most part by pulling the yarn tight enough over each join.  Back to the pig though!  What I’m knitting right now is actually the business end, so it makes for an…interesting project!  Aside from that, it’s going really well, and I think it’s going to turn out better than the first one that I made.  I do have some pictures of what I have so far, and I’ll keep updating on that, as long as I don’t forget!  The yarn that I’m using is Caron Simply Soft, but I don’t remember what color it is…some kind of lighter piggy pink color. 

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Beginning the Pig!

So, I recently found out that I could check books out online from my local library and most of the books that I have checked out so far have to do with knitting.  All types of knitting, in fact.  The books that really caught my eye were the ones that had to do with knitting little toys.  I found tons of patterns that looked adorable and would force me to knit something other than, you know, a scarf.  The first book that I checked out and actually completed a pattern from was Hansi Singh’s “Amigurumi Knits.”  The second book of toy patterns that made its way onto my library card was “Knitting Mochimochi” by Anna Hrachovec.

This book is where I found a pattern for super cute (and super fun) Pigs with Wigs!  I loved the fact that the title of the pattern rhymed, and the fact that it seemed like a child (and adult) friendly pattern that would be easy to whip up.  So I tried it!  And the little guy came out wonderfully, but I’m already planning on making another pig with a wig (I just can’t get over the rhyming!) for a newborn cousin.  I know that she might not appreciate the verbal wordplay, but I figure she might enjoy the stuffed animal when she’s a little bit older.  So I have decided to chronicle the making of the pig right here!

The first pig turned out very cute, but I’m going to see if I can tweak the pattern to make this guy even better!  The plan is to post some pictures along the way, as well as terrible jokes and wordplay.  That’s all for now though, hopefully the start of the pig will come soon, since it has to be done for Easter!