28 July 2008

The Faceless Zoo

So the last few months I've been knitting. I got kind of bored with blankets and scarves so I decided to try something a little different. I decided I wanted to do animals.

I found a pattern for a bunny and thought that should be easy enough so I tried it. For the life of me I can't find the first pink bunny I made but here are the others I've made since then. If you can't tell they are another bunny, a penguin and an elephant. I haven't put faces on them yet and to be honest I'm not sure I want to. I kind of like the faceless look. Tell me your honest opinion.


This last one is penguin, bunny and the sock monkey bythelbs gave to me in their natural habitat

And just for fun I found this button on Facebook Flair. It makes me and T-bone laugh every time. He wants a t-shirt with this one it.

15 comments:

Mother of the Wild Boys said...

The facelessness is endearing. I like 'em. :)

Cheryl said...

I agree. I like the faceless look. Reminds me of old rag dolls from the 1800's. And I like me some old rag dolls from the 1800's.

LOVE that flair. Send it to me!

Michele said...

I like them faceless. I am sure that if you decided to put faces on them that would be super cute too but I agree that I like them how they are. BTW I think it is totally cool that you made them! My mom made a penguin for Michael.

Julie said...

I love the elephant. He needs no face. Darling.

Jen said...

I'm very impressed. They are so cute!

Susan M said...

How awesome. Yeah they work fine without faces, sweet somehow, although they do look blind to me.

That flair is hilarious. We went on a camping trip not too long ago with a bunch of teenage boys and I brought along a My Little Pony coloring book and crayons and they loved it. (I did too.)

kjehansen said...

How cute! You are so talented. Faces would probably just end up coming off anyway!

bythelbs said...

Those are really cute! I especially love the elephant. And the facelessness is cool, but I would be halfway tempted to give the elephant eyes.

I love that flair. Madhousewife has it on her flair board and so does my son. That little boy is adorable.

Janelle said...

Oh the elephant would look so cute with some mother of pearl buttons for eyes, but let them hear no evil and speak no evil (no ears or mouths needed). Funny how several commenters wanted eyes too. I love the penguin. I have no idea what a flair is but that kid is funny.

shay said...

I might just be able to like stuffed animal creatures with your darling faceless zoo...I just normally despise them for some reason, but yours are..really creative & cute! Curt thinks I'm demented...a girl that hates stuffed animals?! Maybe!

S'mee said...

Love the penguin and bunny best, but the elephant ain't bad! I prefer them without eyes, but if you do add them, I think very small french knots or tiny beads would work well.

Awesome job. And that kid rocks.

flip flop mama said...

Thanks so much everyone! You just totally boosted my confidence. I'm still undecided on the faces so we'll see.

The Motherboard said...

those are adorable! my resident zookeeper would love them either way! I prefer the faceless... makes them feel vintage!

Melissa said...

I like the faceless look too! And I'm completely in love with the elephant!
As for that flair, I think I have that one too :) It's HYSTERICAL!!

Katie Harding said...

I love the elephant!!!1