5/10/2007

Won't Painted Jaguar be surprised?

One of our main sources of entertainment growing up were stories on tape which we would listen to and quote ad nauseam. A favorite was a collection of Kipling's Just so Stories, many of which were read by Jan H, whose inflections and unique style I can still hear when I read these stories today.

I've been wanting to make this little guy from my favorite Japanese craft book for a while. Although he is not quite the stickly-prickly hedgehog from the Beginning of the Armadilloes, he reminds me of the story. Entirely impractical with tiny, hand-stitching required this guy was a little bit tedious. I will probably never attempt such a small, picky project again at least for a while but it was good practice.

9 comments:

kat said...

that is so cute, you did a good job.

Stephanie said...

That should be on cute overload. It's so cute! You did a great job :o)

kate said...

He's beautiful!

Claire said...

Nicely done, O Best Beloved.

Mrs. RF said...

He is so adorable.

Lori said...

Good for you for having listened to great stuff on tape. Jessica and I enjoy that, too. My new blog: theremustbeabetterway.blogspot.com.

Stephanie said...

OH! I misquoted on my blog. It wasn't on knitty that I read it..it was Grumperina. You can look at her site and see how to pick up the gusset stitches. If you need a link...let me know!

the Joneses said...

I can remember listening to the 1970s FBI recording of "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" over and over again. Also, Miss Sil recorded Ethel Barrett's rendition of "The Holy War" for us kids, and we loved listening to that on car trips.

--DJ

ljmax said...

Yes! We had the same Narnia recording, Darren!