One of the animals I’m designing in my design marathon is a lion.
Before I even start crocheting, there’s a major decision to make: what shape should he be?
He could be standing on two legs:
He could be seated:
Or he could be standing on all fours:
Selecting the shape
I have a few ‘design guidelines’ that (giggle) guide my design. I want most of my FreshStitches animals to:
- be accessible to advanced beginner crocheters
- stand/sit on their own
- use mostly ‘frequently used’ crochet techniques
When I asked around on Ravelry, there were a lot of votes for the standing-on-all-fours design. However, I knew I wanted this guy to have a big mane, and I worried a mane would cause this design to topple forwards. Also, this standing design would most likely require sewing a head onto an already-stuffed body… which takes a little bit of skill. So, I knocked that design out of the running.
Of the two remaining designs, I threw it to my Ravelry group for a vote. And they chose:
The seated guy! Whoo hoo!
It turns out this is a pretty popular design for lions… check out this one I spotted (on the Container Store‘s website):
Is my Ravelry group clever, or what?
I’ll keep you posted on my progress!
This week I’m reading March, by Geradine Brooks.
It’s good, but unlike her other books, I’m not completely sucked in. Maybe the weather outside is too nice… or maybe there isn’t enough action happening in Mr. March’s life… I’m not sure.
That’s what I’ve been up to this week… how about you? I hope you have an awesome Wednesday, and get some great knitting/crocheting done this week!
If you want to check out more Work-In-Progress posts, please check out Tami’s Ami’s Blog, who’s been organizing a great WIP Wednesday blog theme! And, don’t forget to come back for FO (Finished Object) Friday!