Monday, October 6, 2008

Handmade baby toys

A few weeks ago I started watching a sweet little baby girl a couple days a week while her mama's in class. She's just now starting to hold on to things, so I thought a few handmade toys were in order.

Knitted and felted wool balls from this book. It's a great book, especially if you're just learning how to knit. You could start at the beginning and work your way through the entire book. A tip about the balls: hand felt them instead of doing it in the washing machine as the book recommends. The bottom ball in my photo was felted in the machine and it didn't turn out anywhere near as well as the ones I've hand felted.

Knitted and felted rainbow chain. This one I made up myself with some trial and error. I cast on 6 stitches on a double-pointed needle and made an I-cord until it measured 6". I then sewed them together with the tail yarn and felted them.

And finally, I made a few Fabric balls from a pattern from the Purl Bee. They were fun and quick and used up some of my scraps. All good things.

Oh, and she loves them all. :)


Bridgette said...

Those toys are fabulous. Kids like handmade toys.

The Belly Dancer said...

These are great! I am happy to follow you. Have an awesome morning!