Tuesday, May 13, 2008

The lion prototype is felted!

The washing machine is fixed and I just couldn't wait to show you how the lion prototype turned out. I used up some of my stashed 4ply/fingering yarns just to work the pattern out hence the multicolour!

I'm busy typing up the pattern.. so I'm now setting a closing date for the competition to name him/her... so this is your last chance to have a go if you haven't already. All entries must be submitted by posting your suggestion on site by 11am (GMT) Tuesday 20th May. I will announce the 2 winners (1 boy name & 1 girl name) Wednesday 21st May & email them their prize of the Lion PDF pattern :)

Only one more question.... I'm wondering whether I should have done the shaggy mane all over the back of the head too? It is a proper mane as it is & making the back of the head shaggy would use more yarn... is it worth doing? I can easily amend the pattern if you think it's worth doing...

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4 comments:

  1. Adorable!! He looks like a very fun and friendly lion!

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  2. Wow - he is SO cute! I shall be popping back to look at your website again :-) Hope you like your Yarnimals - they're going in the post tomorrow morning.

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  3. After looking at your various shots of the prototype, you may want to add extra yarn to the back of its head to give your lion a fuller mane. I believe this will make your lion look better at all angles.

    Your lion is simply sweet and looks quite huggable! Can't wait to see the final pattern.

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  4. He's great!! He's turned out smashing and sooo cute!
    I think a mane at the back would be good, but he's cute now too :o)
    As for names... I've always liked Rory for a lion :o)

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