Monday, October 23, 2006

Stripey Dog/Bumble Bee?

We have lift off with the Zebra.

The pattern is from this Japanese craft book.

I got the socks for 8 bucks at a sock stand in Chatswood Westfield (2 pairs for $15!) - unbelievably it's the only place I've been able to find this type of socks.

It turned out to be a tad more difficult than the monkey as there's a lot more hand sewing involved. And I couldn't get the head to shape like the one in the book and the body ended up being too long - well my first attempt at the body was too short so I had to redo it with the other sock (thankfully these socks are longer than the ones required).

Anyway, here's a progress shot...


And here's what it looks like so far - bit like a cross between a dog and a bumble bee.

2 comments:

EGJ said...

A bit like a stripey dalmatian? I think it looks really nice though, and I'm sure it will come out as a zebra in the end!

ritzy-girl said...

hehe but it is a VERY cute bumble bee....