I haven’t wound the brown skein of Cascade 220 into a ball for the Mantis yet. Instead I’ve been merrily knitting away on the green bits. Click on the picture at left for a (much) larger image, showing the stitch texture and the sheen of the yarn.
I’m currently ‘stuffing’ the legs, which means whip stitching them closed over both chenille stems and the 16 gauge copper wire I mentioned before. I’m liking the results both for texture and stability, and holding the two together while I stitch is much easier than trying to ‘thread’ them through the finished legs would be. The same method would probably work really well for flower stems, should I ever be so inclined.
Blog Contests and Giveaways
Didn’t win the Patons Divine. I entered A Year at the Wheel’s March Giveaway (31 March) for a couple of skeins of Knitpicks Suri Dream. She’s also got fiber up for grabs, but I’m so slow at spinning… I also signed up for another Phat Fiber giveaway, this one for Wandering Wool sock yarn. (26 March) Not a blog contest, but Celeena Cree Creations Etsy story is giving away free patterns to people who blog about their store.