A Ribbiting knit!
Guys and Gills, are you ready for an un-frog-etable end to the wild knitting challenge?
Are you ribbeted to your seats?
I assure you it’s toad-ally worth the awful puns!
Madagascar was the final destination and the final animal of inspiration was the tomato frog. Those who know of the extent of Engels frog phobia will probably be aware of how loudly I cackled when I saw the challenge.
It was very, very loudly.
So, for flamingoes I did cats in flamingo floats, for sharks it was a matching hat and cowl based on shark skin under a microscope, so what to do for tomato frogs?
After a lot of debate, I settled in Engels least favourite option.
A somewhat realistic, but most certainly life sized, replica! I think it’s adorable, it gives Engel the creeps.
But this little guy is going all the way to America, and so he needed a friend for company. But who?
How about a native to the area? Like the American tree frog. But again, fairly realistic and life sized.
Such a cute pair! (Oh, pattern is Green Frog of Happiness by Sara Elizabeth Kellner from her book Knits for Kitties)
These guys are already in the post, as much fun as it is to tease poor Engel about frogs, these were actually genuinely giving him the creeps and to be fair, when caught out of the corner of your eye, they made me wonder for a split moment if the cats had brought a little hopping present home…
(They did that once, Engel has yet to forgive them, and it was about five years ago)
So on this lovely, fun, light hearted note, I bid you all a good week. Until then, take care!
P.S. Apologies for any spelling and/or grammar issues, my ‘editor’ happens to be the same person who has the frog phobia…sorry Engel! And he’s refused to proof read this post – too many frogs!
Starting total – 704
Wool used – 154 (0 this week)
Wool bought – 28
Wool given to me – 318
Wool gifted to others – 8
Wool handspun – 16
Total – 899 (no change)