28 December 2010

Black and White

Now while I'd got the black and white thread out for penguins I decided to 'have a go' at making a panda!!!

Quite a challenge as you can see!!!  

Sadly there are a few cuts and ties in this pattern for which I apologise - I don't DO those unless forced to.  I like my work to be in one 'hit' from start to finish!!!  I'll add the pattern to my pattern page as soon as I get the abbreviations sorted which is my 'unfavouritist' thing to do!!!!

Anyway, here he is both solo and also as a bookmark which was is an order from somebody I shared with as I was working on him.

18 comments:

  1. Oh, he's gorgeous! I don't mind cut-and-tie at all,because I haven't yet come to grips with either split chains or false picots!(but I am brilliant at hiding ends...)

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  2. Oh! he is adorable!! Thanks for sharing and I also don't mind a few cuts and ties. He is just too cute!!! You are just amazing to come up with such great patterns :)I know what my next project is going to be!

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  3. Adorable Jane!! You are so clever with your animal designs! I'm just loving all your bookmarks. I will be ordering one soon!!

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  4. OOH, Jane! A panda! I love it. I just made a baby girl panda which I will post on my blog soon, but that's a different thing. Your panda is really lovely! Can't wait for the pattern. :D

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  5. Utterly ursine! They are very cute - like little cartoons that will wiggle any moment.
    Fox ; )

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  6. Very nice, a true panda!

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  7. You never cease to amaze me with your patterns, you have tremendous patience, he/she looks great.

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  8. Great Panda! I cut and tie way too much(not by choice)! lol. I still think you need a couple of frogs to round out your bookmark zoo!

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  9. Re bit…a frog should be easy peasy after a Panda!
    I'm pushing for a lap leopard, but can't figure out why?
    LOL
    xxx P

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  10. Another winner! I love his little face.

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  11. Jane, I'm revisiting your pandas... such cuties! How would they look with their ears slightly shifted to down between 2 chains, instead of sitting on a chain? Just a little thought. ;p

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  12. Thanks for your suggestion, Val. I've taken another look at the panda pictures. I think they're OK where they are cause if I moved them down they'd be at 'eye level'. If you look at this picture (one of those I used) you'll see they are really above the eyes. http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/sports_college_uf/files/2010/06/Panda.jpg. The problem with 'doing' animals is that cartoon interpretations (which is another source I use) often 'conflict' with the real deal!!!!! Difficult getting it right!!! I always, but always welcome suggestions so a big thanks.

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  13. Je suis désolé je ne parle pas anglais mais je viens visiter votre blog tous les jours et j'adore ce que vous faites..Je mets la traduction et voilà je peux comprendre vos posts...Je vous souhaite une Bonne Année 2011 pleine de jolie frivolité...J'apprends le tatting shuttle avec vous....

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  14. Hi Charlette
    L'Internet le rend facile pour nous tous de parler les uns aux autres. J'aime la France et a passé beaucoup de bonnes vacances il ya de nombreuses années. Je suis tellement heureux que j'ai pu vous aider aussi. Vive la frivolité!!

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