Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Prehistoric Education

I've been working on a couple of fun new samples for the shop using our Noro Kureyon yarn. (We just got in some new colors, too!) Here are the different pieces of my first project: Not sure what this was going to be? Neither were my friends, when I was working on this last week. And explaining it to them was a bit of a challenge. I was with several people who use American Sign Language to communicate, and I'm still learning. I tried to finger spell "triceratops" and got some very strange and confused looks. At that point I switched to finger spelling "dinosaur" and I learned my favorite sign yet! Here's a hint of the sign, but come on by the shop and I can show it to you in motion:Our resident toy expert, Emily, helped me out on Saturday and sewed the pieces together. So here is our newest sample, a Triceratops named Pokey. We took him out for a walk today:He liked hanging out in the "dino forest" the best:
The pattern I'm using is the Knitting at Knoon Prehistoric Pals. It's such a great way to use some of the fun bright colors of Noro Kureyon. I can't wait to finish the Stegasaurus (to be named Spike)!


choo choo knits said...

I imagine "he" (or is it a "she") didn't use must yarn...and would be a great way to use up scraps? Can't wait to see the new prehistoric additions to the shop!

Sandie said...

Love Pokey! And also the gorgeous Ladies Mantle he is standing in front of!

Jane said...

He's adorable!