Remember how I made all those teddy bears for the Mother Bear Project (which is still accepting bears). I used a bunch of leftover KnitPicks Swish that I had laying around-little bits that weren’t enough for a sweater, a scarf or a even pair of mittens.
Well, after the bears, I still had little bits left- tiny little balls of yarn the size of a golf ball. So, what’s a girl to do with amounts of worsted-weight yarn of 5 grams or less?
Make some Pigs.Chichester the Pig by Helen Apocalypse is one of my favorite I’m-bored-and-want-something-quick-and-easy-to-do projects. It has virtually no finishing, and I can blast my way through one of these tiny pigs in about a half hour. And, they’re flipping adorable.
In worsted weight on US6 needles, the pigs work up to just under 2 inches long- think just smaller than an egg. The pigs’ little ears and tiny trotters are all worked as bobbles- so there’s no futzing with sewing on little bitty arms and legs.And they’re a fun way to play with my collection of tiny safety eyes. I’m a particular fan of my evil pig with the red eyes.So, if you ever find yourself with a tiny bit of leftover yarn, a handful of stuffing and a half-hour of time, think of Chichester and all his little piggy buddies. But, now what should I do now with them, now that they have taken over my desk?