Thursday, April 09, 2009

Inspired by the Cleveland Zoo's Rainforest





This pattern is very sweet- I love the way the wings button. We recently went to the zoo and saw a live bat exhibit in part of the Rainforest. Usually, my little Z is easily intimidated by all things she deems spooky- she uses her own scale of creep-factor and it's hard to predict what she will deem unacceptable. Interestingly, she was really intrigued by the nocturnal antics of these creatures! She now professes a LOVE for bats!

I always forget, when making these toys, that the knitting portion is faster than the assembling portion. I am not a huge fan of the assembly, but it’s always worth it. I have several requests for more of these fellows.

I remain unimpressed by this yarn- Vanna's Choice- I should have made it with Cascade 220 as called for in the pattern. The Vanna's Choice was splitty and hard on my hands.

2 comments:

nanny said...

The bats are twittering and soon will be flying into Italy. Nannio's house was just too comfy. After all it is referred to as the "bat cave."

They are too cute!

Anonymous said...

Seeing these darling little fellows reminded me of your visit and how much I miss all of you! I like the way the wings button down, too! Is it too late to put my order in? You know how much I love stuffed animals.