Woodins in their Natural Environment
A long long time ago in a far away land, a fallen log, hollowed by insects longed for a family. The forest was full of little creatures called woodins but none seemed ready to make the little log their home.
Finally, there came a day when a few little woodins came looking and decided that the log would make a good home!
OK - they did have a little help along the way.
I made this log from a pattern over at MochiMochi Land a few months ago for my friend's baby. The baby arrived last week and I still hadn't made the woodins that live in the log. I had tried to make them! The pattern called for knitting each little leg separately - starting off with 4 stitches to be knit in the round. On finishing one leg you set three needles aside and knit the other leg - then you had to join, in the round, the stitches from both legs - that involved 7 needles and felt a little like extreme knitting for me! So I decided to put the magic lopi into play again and knit a big white square, felted it in the washing machine and then created a template and cut round it. Sewing and stuffing followed and 3 little woodins emerged!