Knitted guinea pigs
Welcome to Knitted guinea pigs, episode 58 of The Ordinary Knitter, the knitting podcast that’s (mostly) about the projects. Find it on iTunes through your podcast app or subscribe via the feed link on the right hand bar (https://www.theordinaryknitter.net/feed/podcast).
My name is Heather and I’m @theordknitter on Twitter, @theordinaryknitter on Instagram and @ordinaryknitting on Ravelry.
This week: it’s all about the cavies, plus other project progress and yarn needs. Christmas is coming and the last minute project explosion is in full swing. Just a reminder that I’ve marked lots of my stash for sale or swap on Ravelry so please do get in touch if there’s anything you’re interested in.
Featured knitting patterns
- Guinea Pig by Nicky Fajilkowska
- Chunky Ribbed Stripes Hat by Kait Duncan
- Burger by Susie Johns – I made the lettuce
- Times Roman Alphabet chart
Knitted guinea pigs
This was one of those last-minute ideas that developed a life of its own. I made one for my son’s friend, then it needed a friend, then they needed lettuce, then I remembered my friend-for-whom-I-knit and for whom I haven’t yet knitted anything for Christmas used to keep guinea pigs (albeit long-haired but I’m going to ignore that inconvenient detail) so she’ll need a couple, then my husband reminded me that his mother and her twin used to keep guinea pigs so that’s another two, and now my son wants one, so it’s going to be wall-to-wall knitted guinea pigs for the foreseeable.
I love this pattern so much because it’s so well done. The shaping and the positioning of the colour blocks is so perfect and the overall effect extremely cute. I was very small last time I felt any urge to keep a small caged rodent, but I could almost be talked into guinea pigs now. The colour options are endless and easily suited to the guinea pig-lover in your life, and as for the knitted food possibilities! I have visions of knitting hundreds of the things and surrounding them with forests of lettuce and carrots.
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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