Tuesday, 28 July 2015
Needlework Tuesday - Preparing a polar bear skin for stuffing
I have been hiding inside in the air conditioning during the hottest part of the day. This week I have been working on a polar bear skin. I know I can't fool my readers, it's a knit pelt. The pattern is from the book Faux Taxidermy Knits: 15 Wild Animal Knitting Patterns by Louise Walker. She is a very talented designer. I first learned about her when i saw photos of the knit wigs that she had made. They were so life like at first glance. When this book came along, I ordered it immediately. I really want to make the tiger skin rug even though hubby is not all that keen on having it in our living room. To view more of Louise's work, click on her name to be taken to her website, or click on this link to her Facebook photo page.
Back to the polar bear. I am knitting him of a fuzzy yarn. I need to knit the second skin, then they are sewn together, the head is stuffed and then the paws are lightly stuffed. It's a coaster. I'll have a picture in the next week or two.
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Amazing Brilliant Zig Zag Scarf from Lion Brand is worth considering. You either increase at the end of every row, or you decrease at the end of every row. Simple. For a thicker yarn, your maximum row only needs 20 stitches.
All this scarf needs yet are some eyes and a red tongue (not specified in the pattern). I used Bernat Softee Chunky Twists in colour Tropic Twists. Too bad this has been discontinued.
I hope that you are having more favourable weather where ever you may be living. Not that I'm complaining. After such a bitter cold winter, warm is welcome.
Mister Linky is waiting below to see what you've been working on currently.