Thursday, February 04, 2010

FO: Geoffrey the Giraffe

Pattern: Giraffe by Susan B. Anderson

Yarn: 1 skein of orange and 2 skeins of yellow Cascade 220 Superwash

Needles: US 5 dpn and circular needles

Started: January 19, 2010

Finished: January 30, 2010

Geoffrey went to the park with Mac for a quick run around and a photo shoot. She adores him just as much as I do. Every time I look at him he makes me smile. How is it that a toy can do that to you?

I did modify the spots a bit because I wanted them more reform then all the same size.

The pom-poms were super fun to make and I was concerned that to get "good" pom-pom I would have to buy one of those plastic pom-pom maker... instead I found a fun YouTub video that is clear with no annoying voice to distract you.

I added pellets to this feet with fewer added in the "hands" as I didn't want it to pull the head down when he was in sitting position.

Despite all the finicky parts with 11 spots, 9 pom-poms, 2 horns, 2 ears...I believe this is considered to be a fast knit and with such details added it surely makes Geoffrey come to life.


Karin aka Guin said...

I'm in love :)

kamaca said...

I've been wanting that book for a while now! AND I wanted to make this giraffe for my son. I love it!

Tamalamadingdong said...

I want one.

KnittyPitty said...

omg, there's another karin with an i?!

you already know how much i love geoffrey - but what am awesome photo shoot you did too!! that first and last pics are my favorite!!

KathyR said...

So cute!

yarnorgy(Bethany) said...

OMG! He turned out adorable!!!!!!!!!