Yay...another finished project!!
This is Frog Prince, an Alan Dart pattern, from the March 2009 Simply Knitting magazine.
He was a special request. My daughter has a friend at school whose dad was diagnosed with cancer recently. My daughter asked his mom if there was anything I could do...knit a hat (for hair loss during chemo) or anything. The mom requested a frog. The kids at church have been taught that an acronym of frog is Fully Rely On God.
I had eventually planned on making this for a teacher, so it was the first thing that came to mind. I'll be making another one in the spring, so it was good practice too!
I used Vanna's Choice in Dusty Green (less than 1/2 skein) and Olive (about 1.2 skeins). The crown is made of I Love This Yarn in Buttercup. I used I Love This Yarn in Forest for the mouth and quadrupled black bamboo yarn for the eyes (I did the last row in the black and tied off with the black before seaming to get the pupils).
I've never been able to seam properly, but I found this site, which helped me tremendously.
In case you're wondering, he measures 10" from top to bottom and 8 1/2" when measuring across the back legs.
I will say that I'm surprised at how easy it was. I learned a lot while doing this and have more confidence with the seaming and chain stitching (embroidery). That is one thing I enjoy about knitting...learning from each project...as well as the joy in giving.
Oh, and by the way, the dad has been given an excellent prognosis. Thankfully, the doctors caught the cancer early. Yay!!
Thanks for looking!!