I have a coworker who loves to hear what is in my kit club shipments and as soon as I mentioned that this time it was a flamingo she got very excited because she loves flamingos, so I told her that Gordon would be hers. He is off to his new home now and enjoying it very much.
pink and orange worsted weight yarn
(from freshstitches kit club, September 2014)
12mm black safety eyes
pattern: "Gordon the Flamingo" by Stacey Trock available here for $4
finished size: 8'' tall (not including legs), legs are 5'' long
hook: I (5.5mm) hook for feet and legs, H (5.0mm) hook for body and beak
gauge: don't even ask...
yarn used: used up all the yarn in the kit plus a little extra orange from my stash
duration: Sept 25 - Oct 18, 2014
- I tried very hard to get gauge and thought I had it with an I hook, but I ran out of the orange yarn way too soon. Had to modify legs so they are about 3 or 4 rows shorter than the pattern calls for and I had to pull some orange yarn from my stash to finish up the beak. Switched to an H hook for body and was good on the pink yarn.
- The kit came with a rattle insert, but I didn't put it in this guy since I was making it for my coworker. I'll save the rattle for some time when I make a baby toy.