As well as having a hectic time last week, I managed to impose another deadline on myself. I undertook a test knit for someone on the Free Pattern Testers Group on Ravelry. This group has really helped me with testing all my patterns. I have learnt so much about pattern writing from the amazing testers on this group. I have also tried to contribute to the group by undertaking test knits when ever possible. I am currently getting a test knit carried out by this group, which will be revealed after testing is complete at the end of October, and felt it was time to do another test knit to balance the knitting karma. Then I saw a pattern by Onnastick, called Fergus.
Fergus is a fluffy monster. The fluffy yarn I had in my stash happened to be a pinky purple so I figured Fergus would actually be more like a Fergie. Here is my finished monster.
She sits so prettily with her toes pointing outwards.
The pattern hasn't been released yet, but when it does, I would highly recommend it. It was clearly written and I had great fun knitting it. When the pattern is released I will link the pattern to my project page on Ravelry.
I used Wendy Frizzante for the fuzzy bits of the body and Sirdar Baby Bamboo DK for the smooth bits. The pattern includes directions for adding safety eyes, but I didn't have any the right size, so Onnastick said I could embroider the face. Other than that small change, I followed the pattern exactly and I'm really pleased with the result.
I know exactly who will be getting Fergie for Christmas, a little girl who loves pink and has tended to a previous knitted toy with great care and love. I think Fergie will be going to a good home, but until December, I get to play with her ;-)