Friday, 22 May 2009

FO- Augustine Aubergine: The Cutest Eggplant You've Ever Seen

Augustine had a lovely little frolic in the garden outside my office building yesterday. I must give credit to Yoelknits, since she suggested the name for this little cutie. There were lots of great names suggested, but I'm a sucker for the fanciful.

Pattern: Aubergine, in Amigurumi Knits

Yarn: stash yarn- the purple is acrylic, the green is superwash merino. Machine washable is necessary when making plushies that might be given to small kids.

Needles: 3.25 mm dpns.

Mods: Well, the limbs and face aren't part of the pattern. I embroidered the face on, although I'm not sure if I feel that the eyes turned out as well as I would have liked. I knit the arms by casting on 13 stitches onto dpns and working in the round for 1 inch. The decrease round was k2tog to the last stitch, k1. Next round: knit. Do the decrease round again, thread yarn through remaining for stitches. The legs were exactly the same, only I made them 2.5 inches before doing the first decrease round, and I angled the feet up by just adjusting the polyester fill inside. Augustine Aubergine is very excited to match the bearded irises! Notes: The actual needle size called for is 3.75, but I couldn't find mine when I was looking to cast on, and figured a slightly small and more densely knit plushie wouldn't be a bad thing. I still stand by the needle choice, I think it worked out well. She does sit up on her own quite well, and has a nice plump shape. The pattern was well written and error-free, and was a really quick knit. I should mention that it is designed to have no seaming, which is incredible! I stitched the bottom of the green leaves down, which has created some shadowing across her face, but otherwise I'm really pleased with it. She's going to make a nice little gift to a friend's little one!

21 comments:

eliza said...

oh my gosh, i want to hug her!

Maryse said...

What a beautiful Augustine Aubergine! She seems to enjoy her nice little sun bath! Nice photos! The colors are exquisite!

CanarySanctuary said...

Very charming :) I think she has mucho character! Adding the face and limbs = great idea.

Susan said...

Too cute! Love the face. I actually found myself smiling back at the screen! lol

weezalana said...

Eeeeeeee! That is the cutest veggie I've ever seen! Awesome mods adding in the limbs and eyes, they make her even snugglier!

Allison said...

Ah! Adorable :)

yoel said...

What a sweet, smiling aubergine!! She (?he) is too cute for words!

Adriana said...

Oh the cuteness! *swoon*

Salihan said...

I like the slightly curly green "hair". Such a cutie pie... err, veg! I agree with eliza. I want to hug her too! :) - me@salihan.com

Rima said...

So super cute! And I love eggplant :)

hibou said...

Hahaha! So cute!!!

e said...

wooow.
that thing is pretty cute.

the Lady said...

Cute! I like that it is a she instead of just an eggplant.

angelknits said...

The cuttest thing ever! I Love it!

Girl Kae said...

Augustine looks really pleased playing out in the yard :)

funsize said...

Adorable!

Hilary said...

She is SO CUTE! I love they eyes -- I think they may be one of her best features! Oh, just so adorable...lucky kid who gets her!

Kara said...

What a sweetie!

Ella said...

CUTE! Mmmm eggplant - mmm cute - makes me want to BITE her!

heidi said...

what an totally adorable little eggplant:)

lekkercraft said...

A cutie for sure!