Sunday, March 13, 2011

New Design for a New Baby

My boss/friend/undergraduate advisor is adopting a baby, so I decided to knit her a baby gift. A while back, I made the garden snail from Hansi Singh's Amigurumi Knits. While I was pleased with my final product, the snail was actually a huge pain in the ass to knit. Here is how my garden snail turned out:

Way cute, right? But it took FOREVER to complete, which is something you don't really expect form an "amigurumi" knit. I don't really have the patience for that kind of knitting very often, so I decided to try my hand at writing my own snail pattern - in a way that is much simpler than Hansi Singh's version, not to mention light years quicker to knit.

I completed my snail this morning, and I have to say that I'm pretty pleased with the way it turned out:

I think that my boss/friend/undergraduate advisor is going to love it. It doesn't even remotely resemble the conch (which she's spent a lot of time researching in her career) that inspired to me to make a snail for her new baby, but then again, it wasn't really supposed to. Maybe next time.

1 comment:

  1. Oh yeah. I totally like your version of the snail better than the other one. VERY cute! Great job.