Sunday, January 27, 2008

Hippopotami

Aren't they sweet? Tat it and See -- a hippopotamus! Jane Eborall's newest creature has been fun to make. It's been really interesting to note how many people all over the world were working on this pattern. I missed a picot on the third day, but didn't discover it until the seventh day. Drat. I started over with the DMC size 80 orange variegated thread. I left it at home one day, but happened to have a pair of shuttles wound with one strand of Gütermann white quilting thread and one strand of Signature pink ombre machine embroidery thread. So, of course I started again to catch up. My nieces recommended the blue eye for the pink hippo, but I picked black for the orange guy.

2 comments:

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Who knew hippos could be so cute? Jane, of course!

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

I love the pink hippo! My hippo also has a blue eye.
Yes this was very fun!
I just learned the lock stitch in the Artisan phase of the T.A.T program. When using two different colors of thread it has a striking effect.