Hello! Do you have any lettuces?
My attempt at something completely different for blog week today was a nearly wordless post, which is ok because I can do my FO post and let all my ramblings out here.
This is a WIP that needed finishing up, I started it as a Christmas gift but decided the intended recipient would not "get" the hours of knitting so I decided to keep him.
Pattern: Creepy crawly caterpillar by LaTina Steele
Yarn: Lion brand Wool ease, random hand dyed red superwash merino DK
Mods: Made the legs and antenna by fixing a long length of yarn inside the body, using a needle to poke it through in the leg position and picking up three stitches then working an i cord for 15 rows. Cast off then thread the yarn back through the leg. Tie a knot near the end of the i cord for a foot. It was originally intended for a small child so I did not want to sew bits together.
The head was also work on stitches picked up from the body to avoid sewing and make it more sturdy.
The eyes are made from felt
Extra body section worked
The colour scheme is taken from the book "The very hungry caterpillar" by Eric Carle, if you are not familiar with it there is a fantastic video version here. It really is worth a watch, however old you are :)
He now sits on my book shelf, keeping an eye on the Terry Pratchett books.