Laura Ricketts Designs

"She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands..."

Laura Ricketts Designs is a personal and business website for Laura Ricketts, hand-knitwear designer, author, teacher, crafter, mother and wife.

Ralph the dinosaur

This one is for Rebecca.

My youngest still likes my knitting, stuffed animals and dinosaurs. As such, he deserves to be rewarded.

I cast on this ankylosauras in December during a long car ride (I was a passenger), intending it as his Christmas present. We did not give many presents this year, so I wanted them to be things the kids actually liked. Guess what? He did!

The pattern is from the book Knitted Dinosaurs. The writing is a bit wonky, as the instructions for putting on the legs seem to be opposite of what the pictures indicate. The finishing of it was definitely the tricky part, but I got it all together before the 25th.

He immediately named it Ralph after "Wreck it Ralph." Haven't seen it, yet. Hope it's a compliment.

Here he is, in all his glory.

Here he is, in all his glory.

For those of you keeping track, the hat still is not lost.