WIP Wednesday: Yeti

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Just before our 18 week ultrasound where we could find out the gender of the baby I had a momentary lapse in my desire to not find out the gender of the baby. It all started because I saw an adorable crochet baby dress on Pinterest. Then I started looking at all the adorable gender specific baby knitting patterns, and started showing Brian too, trying to convince him we should find out the gender of the baby for the sole purpose of me knitting lots of baby items. He was resolute. So I said, “FINE. I’ll just knit the kid a yeti.” and showed him this pattern. He thought this was a great idea.

So now I’m knitting a yeti.

Knit Yeti by Mari Knits

Because yetis are gender neutral. Right?

Knit Yeti by Mari Knits

 

I’ve modified the original pattern heavily. (I can’t help myself!) The pattern was written to be knit flat and each piece seamed. I’ve been knitting each of the pieces in the round, and on the top of the foot instead of binding off I decided to turn the work inside out and work a three needle bind off.

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I’m using a wonderful yarn, Blue Sky Alpacas Worsted Cotton. I chose this yarn for several reasons: it was the right gauge, I like the colors, and I wanted something soft and baby friendly. I think I’ll have plenty of left overs, I’m thinking I might even get a skein of white and make a second yeti that’s white and the pale blue/green.

 

7 Responses

  1. Linda
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    I think that it is great that you are waiting and not knowing the gender of your child. There is something to be said for surprises!
    I did not have the option of knowing when I had my girls many years ago, and there was a brief special moment when I held them for the first time and said to myself what a beautiful sweet girl.
    All to often in our world today, we want things, and we are advised of things, and we know things perhaps before we should…go for the surprise, I am sure that you will not be disappointed and be glad that you waited.

    • Mari
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      Thanks, Linda! Although I still admire the many gender specific baby things, I’m looking forward to finding out–I’m sure it’ll be worth the wait!

  2. estelle trankel
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    I have been trying to contact you and ask a question about your prospective pattern that I purchased. Please call me at 8452382190 or e-mail me at trankel35@gmail.com. thank you, estelle

  3. Kendra Williams
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    First, congrats on the new little one. These are darling and love the colors! Am I the only one, though, who thinks a ‘yeti’ is the abominable snowman? What am I missing? :)

    • Mari
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      I think they are the same thing?

  4. Nikki
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    Love it! I need to make one for my husband who is an avid big foot fan.

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