Sunday, September 12, 2010
No 30 again, Elephants!
A quick change to Elephants......
while we are still in Zoo mode!
Elephants were No 30 in my Tatted Animal Challenge, tatted way back in 2008.
You can see them here .
this is elephants revisited.
Those elephants were accompanied by real elephants in Dublin zoo.
This time it's elephants from Chester Zoo that have st me off.
The elephant enclosure was massive and superbly landscaped....I wouldn't have minded living there myself!
Who wouldn't with a swimming pool like that!
How different they look when wet or dry.
So mmm! have I got any suitable colours to tat them in......would like it to be Size 10 to go with the Rhinos.
Light grey might be good...
Or maybe light brown....
Or slightly smaller in Coats Red Heart in what looked like a dark grey...but is actually a grey green.
Or finally a different grey in Red Heart.
Cute or what. he came out a little bit different.
Of course the resident expert asked if I could make them with two ears. Not a bad idea as I have the two winged pig hanging in a ring.
They all wanted to go to the zoo!
One little fella nearly got left behind.
The pattern is in Martha Ess's new book, More Critters on the Block.
One of my friends said that the book was going to be worth it if only for the elephant!
In size 10 they measure 7cm/2.5in.
using the modified shoelace trick method took
Sh 1.5m, ball 4.6m
In Red Heart 20, measures 6cm/2.25in and took
Sh 1.25m, ball 4.25m
By the time that you read this I hope to be in Lloret de Mar in Spain, near Barcelona, with my lace Guild at the Lace Festival.