Saturday, 21 April 2012

Oh no, it's a.........






Well kind of, I haven't been able to get him back long enough to add his horns, Heather is rather fond of him you know.


Not sure he is quite as Gruffalo as I'd hoped but hey, Heather recognised him straight away and she's the one I was knitting him for although that may be more down to "the purple prickles all over his back" Can't think of any other creature that has such lovely features?


So now we have the Gruffalo himself to watch the DVD repeatedly, throughout the day, with Heather. And to be read the books too. Oh, and of course the video all about his child too..... In fact Heather keeps changing her mind as to whether this is the Gruffalo or his child, I think there is a little of the fear factor when it comes to the Gruffalo himself, although not so much as the BIG BAD MOUSE where Mama must always have her eyes covered by a tiny persons hands although he's not really big you? He's just a shadow ;)


Pattern found on Ravelry of course and knitted up on 3mm needles from scrap bag DK. 
Right, upstairs to see if I can ease him out of her sleeping hands and give him the horns I have waiting for him.....
 

5 comments:

Claire said...

How satisfying to create something that is loved so immediately! I've got the pattern too, but want to spin some of the alpaca first so it'll be a nice and cuddly gruffalo!

Good to see your mojo back ;)

Daisie said...

Fantastic!! x

Inthesky said...

I recognised him straight away too and that was before I saw his purple prickles. He is lovely. I wonder how Heather will cope with him growing horns? Are you thinking of making the child and the Big Bad Mouse? :) x

Dawn said...

He's on my list to knit too - I knitted all the other animals for dd at Christmas but as she had the toy gruffalo and puppet I got away with not having knitted him yet! I will though.
Going to adapt the pattern to do the gruffalo's child too. You've prompted me now, maybe I should get on with it!

Sarah said...

I recognised him straight away too! He is gorgeous, even without his horns :) I am sure he will be well loved by Heather x x x