While Daisy's birthday was all about Monkeys with a new sock monkey (made in collaboration with Dot) and big Magoo to match the girls' new bedroom, Fred's had a more "mechanical" feel................
First up was "Mechanobot" by Nelly Pailloux
(although I have to confess that I didn't really understand the pattern for the head so I just guesstimated it)
And then, albeit a few days later than Fred's actual birthday, "Buttons" the Disco-Bot designed by Jodie, danced his way over to join him.
He isn't quite finished as I appear to have lost the felt covered buttons for his "ears" and I have yet to find some good cord for his antennae - but Fred loves him and I love the fact that he stands up on his own!
And Little Mechanobot seems to like him too.
(sorry for the horribly blurry photo)
In the meantime I have also started crocheting a giant Granny blanket - inspired by Moogs of course!
But because I'm not loving the colours and because I'm not finding all those triple crochet repetitions distracting and challenging enough - my mind needs occupying at the moment - I've joined the Moogs/Michaela team and cast on Rhodie Gus. It's a lovely pattern and I'm really enjoying it - especially as it's the first time I've read a chart!
So it is yet another odd sock to add to my collection!
Although I don't think I've ever shown you my fabulous whole PAIR of Jaywalkers!!!
Got to love them!