January 10, 2011

Made it: A Knit Alien

I really enjoy making handmade gifts for people.  So when I found out that a friend who was having a baby boy choose a space theme for the nursery I knew I wanted to make something that would match.  I had knitted several toys before so I knew that was something I could handle so I got to work looking for a pattern.  I found a cute Alien pattern at Knitty.  It is called ZoZo by Pauline Wickens, check out her blog she has other cute toy patterns to make.  I struggled a bit with the feet so I just did a little modification to the pattern by knitting the feet up like the alien's tail.  I also made his arms longer so it would be easier for holding and carrying around.

Think the blanket the alien is on is cute?  Good, I'll let you know where I found out how to make it next Monday.  What have you knit as a gift?  I would love to know.  I would also love to gift more handmade things, now only if I had the time.  Or maybe that is what Etsy is for.


  1. Hi Melissa,

    I came across your site when doing a google image search for 'Alien feet' (long story) and just fell in love with this critter you made, he's adorable :D

    Love your site too! I've been knitting for a looong time and look forward to reading more of your posts :)

    ~Kaz x

    1. Thank you so much for such a wonderful comment. I'm glad you found us here. Alien feet huh? :)