Creative Bliss

Monday, February 8, 2010

Meet Jamie Giraffe!


Well, I didn't actually finish until about 9pm or so last night. Whew! Amy made me promise to put the giraffe next to her in bed after I was done and so I did. This is how I found them this morning while she was eating her breakfast.  I think this gives you a pretty good perspective on just how big this giraffe is! Even I didn't realize just how big she'd become. Amy has decided (for now) that her name is Jamie (the first name of her beloved kindergarten teacher). She may even call her Miss Paul.

Amy also asked if I was going to blog about these pictures. But, of course! Hee, hee! *Ü* Amy took Jamie into the van on the way to school, too. And made me promise to bring her when I picked her up from school.



There are 11 pom-poms and 11 spots. The horns have short pieces of straw in them to keep them upright (very clever idea and not one I thought of). I actually had to make another horn because one of the original ones wouldn't fit the straw no matter what I did. Let me just say, trying to knit on double pointed needles with just TWO stitches per needle was an exercise in patience. I ended up putting covers on the points so the needles would stop slipping through the TWO stitches and falling onto my lap. LOL

All in all, I think she came out pretty cute. But I think I'm putting down the knitting needles for a bit. Amy said, FINALLY! when she saw her giraffe. She told me, it took you FOREVER to get her done. Maybe not forever, but believe me, I'm just as excited to be done as Amy is! I have some crochet projects I want to work on, and that always goes faster for me. I'm sure glad though, that I've figured out double pointed needles. It opens up possibilities for future projects. Yay!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by. Your encouraging comments mean more to me than I can ever express!
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14 comments:

Barbara said...

Wow Jeanne, Jaime the giraffe turned out looking just super. You did such a fine job on her as usual. I bet Amy won't be able to put her down for awhile.

Sparkle said...

Just so cute!

Kim Burmeister said...

Oh, My...Jeanne! Jaime is fabulous! I can see why Amy loves her so much. Both of them are so cute together. Love them!

Carolyn Christie said...

How cute is THAT! I love all the spots. :) You did an awesome! Cute pics of Amy!

Sheila Bennett said...

What an adorable giraffe!! You did a fabulous job.

mE said...

Jeanne!!!! Oh my goodness!! I LOVE the new giraffe!! She's even cuter than the first!

I seriously need to hire you!

Hugs!

Erin

Kathi Carlson said...

CUTE! And well worth the "finally" and "forever" that it took you to get her done. So sweet that Amy was so excited. Great photos to scrap, too.

Sharli said...

WooHoo!!! I LOVE Jamie! She's marvelous! Fantastic! She's precious!!! And I love that HUGE grin on Amy's face!

Sarah said...

Jamie is awesome!!!! I just LOVE the picture of her and Amy together...that picture speaks a thousand words!
Your girls will treasure and remember these things you do for them for ever you know that!!!! They have such a special Mom!!

Laurel said...

Oh my goodness those giraffes are so darned cute!

Heather said...

Giraffes are my favorite animal, so it totally goes without saying that THESE ARE THE CUTEST LITTLE THINGS I'VE EVER SEEN!

Sorry for the yelling. :)

stampmonkey said...

Jamie is ADORABLE, Jeanne!! Even cuter than the first one you made! And it's so cute that Amy wants her by her side all the time. ;) I hope your girls know how wonderful you are (though I think they do). Glad you've mastered the double pointed needles, and looking forward to seeing your next crocheted works of art.

big hugs!

Jackie said...

very cute....do you know how to do an i-cord? that would have worked for just 2 stitches.

Elisha said...

This is soooo cute!!