Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Paul O'Grady knitted doll

Well, here's an interesting break from the knitted birds: it's much-loved TV host and funny guy Paul O'Grady and his lovely dog, Olga. I was asked to knit them by his TV production company, and the dolls should appear on his ITV show sometime after today.

This was the first time I have ever designed and knitted a dog, so it was pretty nerve-wracking knowing that the finished woolly hound was going to appear on a major TV channel!

Friday, 1 May 2015

Blue footed booby

Knitted blue footed booby! This was the genius idea suggested by Sam from Oak Leaves and Faerie Wings (thanks, Sam!). Boobies are the most ridiculous birds, like a cross between a penguin and a duck, only with bright blue feet and a need to do a little happy dance to impress the ladies (it's worth having a look on YouTube if you've never seen their mating dance).