There is only one thing worse than getting sand in your undies, and in your chewing gum, and that is getting in in your yarn, so I have a special Beach Crochet Bag. Sad but true. And if I never took my hook to the surf, how would I have ever managed to take the great photo above?
I already have a backlog of Adult Uggs and a tail less possum in my basket, but I much prefer the coming up with the designs easier than the sizing and testing.
I finally listed my boomerang booties which took me forever because I needed to get the sizing right. Motifs on the other hand give me much more creative licence.
So my mind has been refreshed and the kids have been home and I have been on a rugalug binge.
I designed the Muttaburrasaurus late 2007 and have since been pondering whether I could come up with another of the dinosaur family.
My son ( who claims he is the source of all my great ideas) suggested a stegosaurus. So After a few prototypes here it is below. I kinda like this guy as he that boyhood adventure about him.
Trouble is with these sort of critters, is having never seen one, other than in the Jurassic Park movies, and lying around the boys room when they were little. (Gosh how I hated standing on those plastic dinosaurs in the dark. They used to scare the willies out of me and hurt like crazy.) My conundrum is always how to get the character, and the colour. I mean what is the character and colour of stegosaurus any way? I decided they must be flamboyant with all those spikes happening. Remind me of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, very gregarious and colourful in an outbacky sort of way.
So now I am on a dinosaur roll and I am getting a bit more confident. So I say to my self, if I can crochet Butterflies and Budgies, then a Pterodactyl cant be too hard.
This is what I did New Years Eve. I know , I must have a very boring life, however I did have a cocktail, in a long glass beside me.
Next morning I ask hub "what do you think this is"
His response; "a rabbit"
" er a rabbit in a batman cape".... not a good start to the new year my dear!
So my January projects are to finish these guys off, however I decided that I need 4 of them to make a balanced set. I now have triceratops at an early stage of design and am feeling pretty pleased with myself.