I finally finished #9 on my list from Vanessa Mooncie's Crocheted Wild Animals book last week. This one took a little longer for a few reasons.
First, I started this flamingo then put it aside to make a birthday gift for our great nephew. I wrote about that gift - the Bumblebee Lovey Blanket here if you missed it.
Once I finished the little lovey blanket, I returned to the flamingo but then got stuck on the tail feathers. I ended up watching YouTube videos showing how to work the crocodile stitch, which is similar to yet not exactly the same as these tail feathers. After a few false starts, I was pleased to finally 'get' it, but by then, our daughter and her family had arrived from Boulder.
All crochet was put aside for their visit last week. Luckily I squeezed in enough uninterrupted crochet time to finish this flamingo one night last week after work. It was the night they stayed over at the cottage. I hoped our daughter who just so happens to be a talented photographer would be able to fit in a proper photo shoot for this flamingo before going home.
I am pleased to tell you it happened on Saturday after lunch while the kids were busy playing in the basement ... a Crocheted Flamingo Photo Shoot. These photos are fabulous. Our daughter sent me 44 all together. It was difficult to decide which ones to exclude. In the end, I selected 31 showing different poses in different places. I know that's a lot, but I love them ALL. Take a look and let me know what you think.
This flamingo is a gift for a friend at work. Her daughter who loves all things flamingo was due to have a baby girl June 29. I figured this flamingo would make a perfect baby gift for her.
I found out later that Piper was well on her way while these photos were being taken. Piper arrived Saturday, June 6 at 1:44 p.m. weighing 7 lbs 7 oz ... healthy and alert. Talk about Divine Timing!! How cool is that?!
Thanks to our daughter for taking these photos ... truly a treasure.To make this flamingo, I followed Vanessa's pattern as written except for substituting the suggested yarn. I used DK yarn in appropriate colours. If you're interested, I described the yarn in more detail in this post titled "More Yarn".
Here's the complete list of animals featured in the Crocheted Wild Animals book with the nine I've finished so far listed below.
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