4.23.2013

Topsy Turvy Turtle-to-Egg

Earlier this year when I saw this video for Susan B Anderson's new book Topsy Turvy Inside Out Knit Toys I knew I would get it the moment it came out!



Before the book even got here I was lucky enough to meet Susan at Vogue Knitting Live in Seattle and she gave me a "special" pattern to make a reversible Turtle/Egg! So this weekend while chatting away between classes at the Yarn Cupboard Retreat I whipped one up for my 3 year old friend who I've been missing spending time with! 

Egg-to-Turtle

Egg-to-Turtle (turning)

Turtle-to-Egg

Seriously, how freaking cute, right? I'm a bit addicted!  The only mod I made to the pattern was to use my circular cast on for the start of the egg and turtle... you all know that when I am starting in the round with only a few stitches that this is my cast on of choice!  It is so FUN to just follow a well-written pattern from start to finish and end up with an adorable project to gift!  Next on my knitting wish list is the Egg to Penguin!

Susan will be handing out cards with this pattern at her next few events... you can learn more about those, and the book, on her blog; which is one of my favorites!

14 comments:

  1. super cute! also it looks easier/faster than most of the ones in the video which are two complete toys. the egg is just an egg so only the turtle takes effort.

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    1. I think part of what was fast about this lil guy is that he's only 3 inches long.... but it's true, that egg was FAST!

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  2. O.M.Geeeee!! its so cute! cannot wait to knit one of my own!

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    1. Yes! Can't wait to see yours too!!!!!!

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  3. I saw this book for the first time in the bookstore on the weekend, and it looks so amazing- I love that it's spiral bound, too!

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    1. Love the spiral bound as well... so functional for a knitting book!

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  4. I just was at a book signing in Colorado for this book and got to see all of the samples. They are soooo cute! Susan taught a fair isle hat class that was great fun.

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    1. Aren't they? I saw them in Seattle and was AMAZED! Susan is awesome!

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  5. I think I found a late birthday present idea for my husband!

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    1. Perfect... SO much faster than a sweater!

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  6. Hooo!!! this is WEIRD!!! As I was waiting for Juego to start, I end up signing up for the Wee One class! Which I totally fall in love with!! And Obviously went to visit Susan's blog and saw the little video.. Just a couple of days ago I clicked on Amazon.uk and press the buy button.. It should be here very soon.... The Nelkinite's connection is working perfectly!!!!

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    1. And I was thinking of doing your circular cast on for the start of the head which is I guess the same as the egg!.. Well next one I will use it! Thanks for the info!!!

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  7. I have one of her books and can't wait to knit some of her toys. That turtle is too cute!

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