He was amazingly quick to make - part of an afternoon, a movie that evening and some finishing off the next morning.
The only part I didn't like was sewing up the seams. In fact, by the time I got to the hat, I used double-pointed needles and knit in the round.
Needles: US 3 (3.25 mm)
Yarn: Lion Brand Vanna's Choice
Jean Greenhowe is from Aberdeen, Scotland. She has produced all kinds of original toy designs. This bagpiper was given to us a few years ago as a thank you gift. He's part of the MacScarecrow Clan! Last year I picked up a secondhand copy of the pattern book - way too difficult for me to knit bagpipes!!
I do think the little dog, Scamp, is sweet. Maybe one day... : )
Feeling a little under the weather, so I'm snuggled under a quilt, watching a movie on Netflix and sipping some peppermint tea.
Since Valentine's Day is just around the corner, I thought I'd crochet up some little hearts. I've attached loops with the intention of hanging them from a branch cut from the garden. After the 14th, I'll tuck them away with my Christmas decorations.
I tried a number of free online patterns and this one from PlanetJune is my favourite. You can make the hearts in three sizes. The largest is about three inches across and takes under 15 minutes to complete.