A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to test knit Ellen’s recently released pattern Fenimore Fennec. While Ellen was creating the pattern she would send me picture updates so I was able to watch Fenimore grow. I showed them to my daughter, Kerstin, who also loves foxes and she decided she wanted one. So when Ellen said something about testing it I immediately said yes, of course!
I was a little concerned about it though because I had not knit a toy in a long time and then I had only knit the one.. However, Fenimore – like Ellen’s other patterns – was nice and easy to follow and I had it finished in a very short time frame (considering how busy we have been and what little time I actually had to knit at all!).
Kerstin chose to have hers be silver and white and has named it Silva. She says it doesn’t have a gender, but Ellen & I have decided Silva is a girl.
Doesn’t Kerstin look quite pleased with herself and Silva?
I used size US 2 (2.75 mm) double point needles to knit Silva, as she is mostly knit in the round. I am glad I didn’t have to do a ton of sewing! One day I am sure I will enjoy the sewing up of little bits, but for now I am happy to avoid it. The yarn Kerstin chose for Silva was mainly Bernat Softee Baby Solids in Gray & White, with accents using a little bit of Caron Simply Soft Party yarn in Black for the nose and eyes (wee bit of sparkle here) and Caron Simply Soft Solids in Pink for the ears and paws.