Tuesday, 26 June 2012
The Rat That Lie Flat
Since the pattern is more like a guide I made a lot of alteration to it. And I am thankful to those on Ravelry who shared theirs - I simply jumped into it and made him as I knitted. I had to try out what I have learned from knitting other things.
Originally all tiny things should be sewn on the rat and the head was supposed to be knitted flat.
No way I was going to knit and sew all those pieces. I would actually never have started on such a project.
I started knitting the head in the round, and continued on the body.
I added stitches to get the legs and a round shape. All in all, the rat is knitted in one peace. For the ears I picked up stitches on the rats head. I also picked up stitches for the feet. The tail is an icord knitted from the last three stitches on the body after BO the rest.
And now I can see this: How is it possible to put so much energy into such a tiny knit? Well, because it is so much fun to get it just as I wanted it. I love that rat - he makes me smile. And it is so fun to use the skills I have learned in knitting. I think I used about three hours for the bookmark.
It is the tiny things that makes the largest impact. Oh yeah!!
The Stitch Story
Yarn: Grey and pink Rauma Finull - black for the nose.
Pattern: Squashed Rat Knitted Bookmark
Other materials: Small glass beads for eyes
Ravelry link: The Book Rat