Saturday, December 29, 2012
They say you would not hurt a fly
I made this dinosaur for a new baby friend of mine. (I haven't met him yet but will very soon).
The pattern is Rebecca Danger's Basil the Boogie Woogie Brontosaurus. It is well written, and no more fiddly than it needs to be.
I don't think it matters if you think of him as a 'brontosaurus' or apatosaurus or some other unspecified kind of dinosaur. K pointed out that his tail should stretch out behind him, and looking at the pictures, I suppose his neck and head should be more forward too.... but he wouldn't be as cute that way. Perhaps his upright posture is what makes him a boogie woogie dinosaur?
I used 5 ply wool and he came out quite big (didn't measure and he has flown away now, but the body might have been 20cm long?). In 8 ply he would be impressive.