Thursday, March 28, 2013

my gargoyle

Finishing is not one of my knitting strengths. I can seam a sweater, more or less, and block a shawl. But stuffies push my skills to their absolue limit. Honestly, I don't think I'm enough of a perfectionist to hone the skills I'd need to do a great job of them.

But I am happy with this little gargoyle.


His face and elbows and knees are shaped with short rows, and his feet are actual little sock heels with gussets and everything.
 

And those fingers and toes -- they're a picot bind-off!
 
 
The pattern, which I found on Ravelry, is a free download. This post is linked to to Finish it Up Friday, FO Friday at Tami's AmisFiber Arts Friday, Do Something Crafty Friday, and Freedom Fridays.

16 comments:

Corrie B said...

WOW! He's fantastic, you must be so proud of yourself.

Patrica said...

I LOVE him! I don't knit at all so have no idea what you're talking abuot so the job you did looks great to me.

krislovesfabric said...

Love this guy!

Gracey is not my name.... said...

Love him!!!!! I've queued that pattern awhile ago, but haven't made it yet...I'm more comfortable with crocheted ones...

mkonieczki said...

Wow! There's a lot of tiny detail to this little gargoyle. You did a fantastic job getting him put together.

JHNickodemus said...

Too cool! Love it! The finish looks so good!

martine said...

Fabulous, off to check this one out on Ravelry, thanks

Judy S. said...

How fun!

Ginx Craft said...

I love your gaygoyle. He is so wacky.

Kathryn Ray said...

Very cool

Infinity Quilter/Knitter said...

Your gargoyle is adorable! I haven't tried knitting animals, but there are some really cute patterns out there!

Minding My Own Stitches said...

Amazing! Look at those fully articulated fingers!

tahoe34 said...

Honestly, he brings a smile to my face. Good for you in tackling this project, and congratulations on a really outstanding job!!

WonderWhyGal said...

I love that Gargoyle! I've had it in my queue forever. It's super adorable.

Paula said...

So cute! Thanks for the link to the pattern. I love gargoyles and this pattern's new to me.

AllyB said...

He's so very cute. I know what you mean about stuffies though. Sometimes they are so fiddly. They're almost always worth the extra work though. Thanks for sharing him.

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