Sunday, December 25, 2011

When Pigs Fly

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This is a comparison of how a knitted project turns out when you follow the pattern and how a project turns out when you do not follow the pattern!  These are both made from the same pattern, I pinned it a while back…100_2847
I made two of them for Christmas presents, one for a toddler without the wings and one for a knitter!  I always worry when I give a knitted item to a knitter…you have to worry about that dropped stitch in the second row and the fact that maybe you didn’t say, follow the directions!100_2846
The one on the left was knitted first, I thought I was following the directions, but actually decreased instead of increasing!  Trouble for sure!  I managed to fix it up so it was presentable…I do love these flying pigs though! 
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I do love these tails…and they were so easy to make!
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These piggies have a pink rubber ball inside them.  Makes it a bit of a challenge to knit around it when you first put it in there, but after a bit it gets easier. 
Hope everyone had a great Christmas!
I am linking to these great parties!
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30 comments:

shopannies said...

by golly that pig did sprout wings
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Jill said...

Oh my goodness those pigs are so cute! And how interesting that you knitted them around a ball!!! I'm very impressed!! Hope your Christmas was fabulous Ellen!!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Best wishes for a fabulous New Year 2012!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Terrie said...

They're so cute. It's so skillful to do knitting like the pig object. You're talented.

OhioMomPatriot said...

Adorable! Thanks for sharing!

Tonia @ TheGunnySack.com said...

How very cool! I don't have a clue how to knit but these look like they would be difficult!

Andrea said...

So cute! Thanks for sharing!

So Many Little Things said...

I just found your blog. You have so many great projects! Can't wait to see what you're up to in 2012.

Lisa said...

They're very cute! I know what you mean about showing a knitted project to a knitter. I'm embarrassed that my afghans sometimes have a dropped stitch, but I'm always too lazy to fix them!

JanuaryT said...

How cute - I love those little piggies!

Jenni Swenson said...

Your pigs are darling... who makes the pattern? I love the wings!

Tutus & Tea Parties said...

These are so cute! I always use the term "when pigs fly!" I have to get my mom to make me one since she knits.

I'd love for you to link up and share: http://tutusandteaparties.blogspot.com/2011/12/pinteresting-linky-party-week-nineteen.html

Jen @ Creating with the J's said...

SUPER cute!

Ruby Jean said...

Oh My goodness I can't tell you how many times I heard this saying when I was growing up...To many to count that's for sure... :) They are adorable... Would love for you to link up here http://shoprubyjean.com/2011/12/sew-crafty-tuesday-linky-3-and-features/

Mindie Hilton said...

So cute, love your little piggies. Happy New Year's Eve from Bacon Time.

Jami said...

Your piggies are CRAZY cute! So happy to have you link up to the Tuesday To Do Party at The Blackberry Vine!
Happy New Year!
Smiles!
Jami
www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

Jen Lossing, The Consigner Designer said...

These are so cute! I just love pigs! I especially love handmade toys for kids. Great job!

Paxton said...

These are DARLING! Love the one with wings!
I know what you mean about giving homemade presents to fellow crafters. I love giving homemade presents to my mother, because she adores everything I give her (thanks mom!) but I could NEVER give anything I sewed to my MIL! I would just die if she noticed an imperfection!
These are so sweet though! I am definitely going to have to try them sometime! Kudos to you!

Heidi said...

I just linked my pig sewing project to Funky Junk Interiors, and saw your link just above mine! ;) These are soooooo cute. You've inspired me to make mine fly, too!

:)Heidi

Linda @ It All Started with Paint said...

Cute, cute, cute. I mean, who doesn't love a flying pink pig? :)

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

These are too adorable! I use the phrase "when pigs fly" all the time so I love this idea! Thanks for sharing at this week's BFF Open House. Happy New Year!

my meller said...

Teeheehee! Couldn't help but smile when I saw these! Saw you over at Lovely Crafty Home.

Jenifer Harrod said...

I really like this pig I wish I had one of these. Maybe I will make a crochet one I like to crochet.
Come share this at:
www.storieswithzach.blogspot.com

Zach

Kristal said...

Stopping by from Show and Tell Saturday...Wow, Flying Pigs! I attempted to learn how to knit...never really got the hang of it but I love needlework and these are adorable!!

XoXo,
Kristal

Kitty said...

I made a batch of these during the height of the swine flu epidemic for my nursing school buddies and embroidered H1N1 on the butts...everyone loved them.

Yours turned out great, what yarn did you use?

Would love it if you stopped by and helped me decide what blanket to make for a friend

http://onesmartkittyaz.blogspot.com/2011/12/baby-blanket-poll.html

Rebecca Heron said...

These are so cute! I love knitted pigs!

Jenn Erickson said...

What could be cuter? They're positively darling!

Thank you so much for being a part of "A Little Birdie Told Me..." Tuesday at Rook No. 17! I can't wait to see what you'll bring to the share-nest tomorrow!

Happy New Year!
Jenn

Mindie Hilton said...

Featuring this Thursday at Bacon Time :)

Crafty Mischief said...

Oh my gosh! Those piggies are adorable! I don't knit. I wish I did. I do crochet but I'm not sure I could figure this out. I found you through Someday Crafts. Thanks for sharing!

Amy said...

aDORable!! Thanks for sharing at Shine On Fridays! I featured you on the One Artsy Mama facebook page today!

Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust said...

I love this expression & this project! Thank you for linking it to Fabulous Friday!

Warmly, Michelle