Back with Birthday FOs!

I’m back and have I been busy with knitting, crocheting, traveling and a bit of actual work! 😛 I’ve made three birthday gifts last month, two of which are for little ones. Richard also celebrated his 32nd birthday and we went away to the Blue Mountains for the weekend. But Richard got his birthday present months ago and he’s been wearing the handknit Asherton scarf almost everyday.

My friend Linda and her son, Ewan, celebrated their birthdays a week apart and I didn’t know about it till the last minute. So a mad rush through Ravelry and I found a couple of easy patterns to work from. Do you remember the Luxury yarn range from Bendigo Woollen Mills that I knitted into hats? I had enough yarn left over to make the gifts for the mother and son.

Knitted Makeup Bag for Linda
Pretty lace pattern with lovely details. This makeup bag knitted up quickly. Perfect for a last minute gift.
Quick B'day Makeup Bag
Quick B'day Makeup Bag
Pattern: Sundance Makeup Bag
Yarn: Bendigo Woollen Mills Luxury 8ply
Needles: 4mm
Mods: My attempt at a buttonhole failed, probably because I used smaller needles. So I sewed on snap enclosures instead.

Winter Octopus for Ewan
Yes, it’s an amigurumi octopus wearing a turtleneck jumper and a knitted scarf. It is winter here after all. 😛 Hehe… Richard was tickled pink when he came home and saw the silly octopus. But most importantly, I’ve been told that two year old Ewan likes it. Success!
Winter Amigurumi Octopus
Winter Amigurumi Octopus
Pattern: Amigurumi Octopus
Yarn: Bendigo Woollen Mills Luxury 8ply and Classic 5ply; Homemaker Venice
Hooks: 3.5mm and 4mm
Mods: Switched between blue and green yarn (held doubled) and crocheted with 4mm hook to create octopus’ jumper. Simple rib scarf knit with 3.25mm needles.

Knitted Bunny for Aurora
This bunny is for a special one year old girl we have yet to meet. When she was born, I knitted her a tomato baby set. We had to miss her first birthday party cos we both had colds. Can’t take a risk with the H1N1 virus going around. 🙁 Anyway, if you can knit a square, you can make this. A little bit of clever sewing pulls this bunny together.

Note to Simon & Meg: Hope she loves it and plays it with often. Catch up with you guys soon I hope! 🙂
Knitted Bunny
Pattern: Knitted Bunny
Yarn: No idea. Didn’t have a ball band.
Needle: 3.5mm
Mods: Made floppy ears and added ribbon for a bow.

That’s all for now but there are more FOs (finished objects) to come, plus travel photos. Thanks for dropping by today! Happy New (Financial) Year!

Related Posts:
Luxurious Knitted Hats
Asherton Reversible Scarf
Holy Knitted Baby Tomatoes, Batman!


9 Responses to “Back with Birthday FOs!”

  1. Mette says:

    What a lovely bag! And the octopus is very cute :)Bunny, too.

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  2. Umi says:

    Welcome back! So happy to be able to read about your ‘adventures’ again. The purse is very practical and the colour very pleasant. The octopus looks like Squidward, Sponge Bob’s friend!

  3. Salihan says:

    Thanks Mette and Umi! Ewan’s mum was telling me that he was just getting interested with octopuses. Reminds him of the octopus in the Wiggles. 🙂

  4. jackie says:

    nice seeing you back, great gifts !

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  5. julie says:

    that make up bag is lovely, and the bunny and octopus are too cute!!

  6. Diana Graff says:

    Salihan you outdid your self, I loove that purse and your friend’s little guy will love the octupus, oh and that bunny… it looks so soft and sweet! i love it!
    great job! keep it up

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  7. Benoy says:

    Came through twitter, just wanted to drop some words – nice blog, the octopus is adorable!

  8. Erna says:

    How I wish I can knit like you! I’ve tried and failed. lol. How are you? I haven’t been online much lately but I’ll email you soon. Keep in touch.

  9. Salihan says:

    Jackie, Julie & Diana: Thanks ladies!

    Benoy: Welcome! Thanks for dropping by and leaving such a nice comment. Hopefully I’ll see you around here again. 🙂

    Erna: I haven’t heard from you in ages! Do email me when you get a chance ok. Take care and talk to you soon.

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