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...




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

  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.

  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.

  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)