Sunday, April 23, 2006

It's still an amphibian....

Awhile ago, I knit up a square to attempt to make a frog based on the bunny pattern (someone made up the frog pattern and posted it to my loom knitting list). Today, I finally had the time to stitch the frog up and see what I came up with.

Well, I made his head too small. And I was looking at it, thinking, "This will never be a good frog..." when it hit me that it may not be a good frog, but it would be an adorable turtle :D

When we got home, I knit/sewed/knotted on a brown shell. I'm not terribly happy with how the shell came out. I wanted a variety of browns in there, but I only had the solid brown in my stash. Also, I think next time, I will crochet something and then just sit it on the top and lightly stitch it on in a few places.

But, he's cute in his ugly own way :P As I was finishing his shell, my son started whining and kissing my arm and cuddling up to me. I finally asked him, "What do you want, honey???" and he just points to the turtle and looked up at me with these big eyes :

Heck, it's his birthday today, how could I say no?! So, he's my son's now :D I wasn't going to put any face on him, but my son requested "polka-dots" which after much discussion I figured out was eyes, so he has eyes now.


  1. You're right. He is cute in a sort of scary way. LOL good work.

  2. Anonymous4:01 AM

    Hey Brenda,
    I saw your turtle on my email and fell in love. My nickname (as you can see is turtle which I've been called for years, and would love to get the pattern from you if you're willing to give it up. It would be such a great thing to make and have on my computer for all to see. I collect turtles as well.