30 days of 29, day 26: A toy for Espen.

This was a bit of a "three birds with one stone" project, because I have been wanting to work a knitting project into these 30 days, and I've also wanted to make something for Espen myself. And, I've wanted to try inventing something knitted without a pattern for ages (note how I am avoiding phrases like "design my own pattern") , so tadah - Espen's knitted toy!

As you can see, it resembles something between a dog toy and a donut. But that doesn't really matter because 1) I wanted to make something quick and easy that Espen would be able to grab, and 2) Espen is a fan.

For those who are interested, I knitted a 12-inch stocking stitch cylinder of 18 stitches, and added a few rows of pearl stitch here and there for some added tactile bumps.

It was a quick and satisfying project for me, as I don't often sit down and make something from start to finish in a matter of hours. More importantly, it's a big hit with our resident five-month old, and I'm pretty sure that if we had a dog, he would like it too.


  1. I never got the hang of knitting- its wondeful, a lovely colour!

  2. I wasn't much of a knitter at 16 either :)


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