Saturday 8 June 2019

EDWARD'S MENAGERIE...Brilliant books from Kerry Lord

I'm going to be a first time Grandma soon [so excited] and wanted to make some crochet animals for Raspberry 
[when i was told at Christmas it was the size of a Raspberry so my nickname for baby]

I didn't want to spend time designing so went for one of the best crochet animal books around. 

Kerry Lord's TOFT animal books are brilliant.....

Easy to follow you do need lots of stitch makers and to read the pattern first!
I've made 2 Simon Sheep, Bridget the Elephant and Georgina the Hippo in the last 4 days
Cant stop now i've started and each one gets better and better.

Using Aran weight yarns that i have to practise with anything smaller hurts my arthritic fingers a bit but Aran weight gives a lovely size animal 
Simon Sheep mark 2, i didn't read the pattern and in the early hours of the morning accidentally swapped the head for the body so needed to make some adjustments to the head.
Mark 2 all tied up so i can do the loopy woolly coat as instructed but for me,
 it was easier to do this before i stuffed it and joined all the bits together.

Georgina the Hippo...i love 4th animal i made.

Bridget the Elephant was the 3rd animal she's got a twist in her trunk but i actually like that...cute

Loving the book and would highly recommend it to anyone

They look so different depending on where you put the eyes and ears 
 the first sheep i made and a few mistakes but I love him x

thanks to Kerry Lord and TOFT, for some great books