I made this sweet, sweet t-rex for my coworker who was pregnant. Yep, was pregnant, as in, I made this for her baby shower gift, and then baby Atlas decided to come a month early! We cancelled the baby shower, and just had her come pick up her gifts with baby in tow. So, on the plus side, little baby at work :) But on the minus side, no baby shower cake :( I know, priorities, right?
Here's the Ravelry page for Timothy the T-rex from Bluephone studios. Oh my gosh, I am like drooling over all the patterns from Bluephone. Everything is freaking adorable. I just loved this pattern, it's a great design, and easy enough to make again and again without getting tired of it.
I know I made the colorway from the pattern photo, but I thought this was the cutest for a baby boy without being ubiquitous blue. Plus, red was the color family of yarn that I actually had a good matching stripe color.
When making this up, I tried to avoid weaving in ends in the body stripes by carrying the color through the rest of the stitches until I reached the next stripe. I really wanted all my loose ends to be secure since this is probably destined for a rough toddler. I am usually really lazy about knotting my loose ends inside the piece since most of my things are bought by college age students.
I'm kind of mad about the eyes since I tried to put them in straight, but they somehow ended up a little crooked, so they're not perfectly straight with the indentation in the head. I try not to look at it too hard.
Don't his little useless arms just kill you?