Thursday, December 22, 2011

last gift done!

I finished My Mom's flamingo last week, and that was pretty much the last of the Christmas knitting (except for the Baby Surprise Jacket).
It's far too cute for it's own good, and I can see my Mom getting a good laugh over it. I know she will take it to Florida with her, and I can even hazard a good guess as to where it will end up in her house down there... The only problem is I can also see some of her friends down there putting in requests for one of their own...

It's a free pattern from Spud and Chloe, and can be found here. THe only changes I made were the yarns (I used some Briggs and Little I had in my stash in the right colours), and because of that, I also increased the size of the needles to match the yarn. (I find it funny that a Florida flamingo is knitted out of a quintessential Canadian Wool.) I also just stuffed the whole thing with fibrefill, rather than the super ball they used. Other than that - pretty much as they made it! If I do it again, I may think about putting pipecleaners in the legs for a little more substance.

6 comments:

KnitTech said...

That's so awesome! Your mom is going to love it.

Sigrun said...

How adorable, wish I had someone who would appreciate a pink flamingo--it's just not an Alberta thing.

Brendaknits said...

Very cute. Are we supposed to read anything into that squat position? :)

Acorn to Oak said...

Adorable! I bet she's going to love it!

Needles said...

Sigrun and I just need to send one to each other. We understand it!

Blessings to you at Christmas May it be the most wonderful of days, and weeks and months and upcoming years.

Knit and Purl Mama said...

So cute!

Where does your mom stay when in FL? I just got back from there. Is she a snowbird?