Feb 23, 2020

Odie, the sea otter

In my group on Ravelry Stana's critters etc we always have some sort of KAL. It may be a toy mystery KAL, toy KAL, or technique KAL. Sometimes there is a prize to win, sometimes it is just for the fun of knitting or crocheting.
In November during our Food KAL I offered a prize for the random winner to pick my next toy design. The winner gave me few ideas and then my elbow got injured and I couldn't knit for some time.
Finally after weeks of resting, physical therapy, and such I am back to knitting again.
I kept thinking about the ideas and went back and forth. I made some sketches, and then last weekend I picked up some yarn and started to knit.
The best part of the process is seeing the toy emerge. I usually send pictures to my friends during the work in progress and ask them what they think the toy is. Odie proved to be a challenging one.
The answers were very different.
In any case Odie is a sea otter, and she (or he) needed to have a swim trunk (kind of old fashionable), and of course she (he) needed a snack... a fish.
I will spend next few days typing up the pattern and editing and make it ready to post it on Ravelry for our March KAL.
Join us for the fun.

The link to the pattern:

In the meantime here are some pictures of my work in progress over the past week:


Odie with T-Bone

Odie with swim trunks

Odie with swim trunks and a fish
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