Someone's having a birthday and yesterday was the party out at camp. I rode up with a friend to stop in for a couple hours and bring pressies. After having a little peek at Mary's queue and favorites on Ravelry I thought she might like these little juggling piggies. Happy Birthday Mary!
Modifications: I turned my cast-on backwards so that I got a row of purl bumps to start which helps form the snout. When I got to row 17 I used my cast on tail to sew on button eyes and stitch around the snout. I pulled that tail back to the inside and wove it in a few stitches, then I finished knitting as directed. I used chickpeas as filler and it helps to squash them down so you can get him fairly full. I left about 3 feet and threaded it through the last 9 stitches before filling so that needles were not in the way. I cinched that tight and stitched the opening closed but I went back up that stitching and then used my tail for some i-cord for his little tail. I left about 8 inches after the bind off and threaded that down thu the tail and out at the base of the snout- this pulls the tail a bit curly. I stitched a few times around the snout to secure it then pull it back inside piggy to hide. My ears are scraps of felted sock sewn on with a needle and thread. Clear as mud?