"Better late than never", my mother used to say. In fact she used to say it a lot as she was always, always late. This is very apt for my latest toy pattern, Jasmine the Giraffe, as she was very nearly in the "never" pile. I do not know why she has taken so long but can only put it down to being easily distracted lately due to "baby brain" - a condition frequently claimed by pregnant ladies when their usual "go get-em" seems to dissipate together with an inability to say no to anything baked and covered in frostings! Did you know that someone somewhere has actually proved that a pregnant woman's brain actually shrinks? That explains a lot. My worry is that together with my hips and bum that my brain won't return to its normal size once the little bundle actually arrives.... Hmmm - food for thought....(did someone mention food?......)
Anyway - I digress! Here is Jasmine is her full camo glory (obviously optional and it's up to you how creative you get with the felt!)...
Here she is looking sorry for herself after being caught hiding Oliver's favourite car on top of the wardrobe...
She's taller than my previous toys and stands at about 12 inches/30cm. She's mostly knitted flat although the horns and tail start off as an icord. As usual, I'm on hand if you need anything clarifying or explaining. I did pop a few beans in her front hooves but in all honestly I don't think they actually acheive anything as she sits fine without them.
She's available for download through Ravelry and Etsy but for one lucky winner I shall be giving away a free pattern (selected at random using randon number generator). All you need to do is to leave a comment below telling me what your mother used to say (proverbs/sayings - that kind of thing) that have stuck with you. I'll do a draw on Monday 1st November.
PS If you've already bought Jasmine and you're the lucky winner then I can either refund you or offer an alternative pattern - whichever you prefer!
(27/10/10 - PPS - Please ignore my darling husband's comment below - he definitely won't be winning the pattern!)