Allow me to present, Miss Cranberry Wensleydale, of the Cheddar Wensleydales!
Project: Cranberry Wensleydale
Designer: Heather Ordover
Available: a mere $1.50 on Ravelry
Yarn: leftover Tosh Light in Alizarin
Materials: itty bitty safety eyes
I haven’t made a little knit toy just for fun in a long time, but that’s exactly what this was! Someone suggested I should stuff it with catnip. They would be mistaken.
Heather Ordover’s pattern is straight-forward. After the nose is complete, there is no shaping until the bum. I opted for the “knit separately, then sew on” version of the ears, and I ended up sewing them on upside down (I think), but they looked cuter that way, at least to me. I also bought and used safety eyes for the first time. They are SO much better than flat sewn eyes — they look right the first time, and don’t have to be redone a hundred times because the first 99 made the animal look demented.
Also? Cranberry Wensleydale is the best cheese.