It surprises me but it's true...I've never made a softie before.
And of course, I would have thought my first go at a softie would be a sewn project. And for one of my kids. But nope and nope.
Little Miss Virginia Lamb, to be specific. And she was knit as a birthday gift for my sweet mother-in-law who collects lambs.
To up the cuteness factor (not to mention to cover up some beginner-knitter mistakes), I also made a removeable wool coat knit from Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Astrakhan. My Ravelry notes are here and the free pattern is also on Ravelry, here.
We put a sign on her. Because we're corny like that. Okay, actually, I'm the only one who is corny like that. My poor family.
Two of the kidlets have put in orders for their own lambs--the other child is holding out for a full-size puppy. Not so sure about a larger softie, but these little guys only take a couple of hours to whip up. And if I can do it, anyone can--this was the fourth thing I've ever completed!
Bye Virginia...happy tails, er, I mean trails..I know, I know. I am not punny.
I will stop now.
Linking up here...