After finishing my otter pattern, I jumped right into my next project. All those free days are fun but they can make one, hence me, a bit, well very lazy.
Because I knew many crafters are pining for a Son’s Popkes giraffe pattern, I started designing one right away. However, designing the giraffe’s head made me wonder about that longing for this pattern you all seem to have. Why on earth would you want a pattern with so many colour changes? Even I got completely tangeld up in all the strands and had to unravel (myself) many times.
Okay I’m just joking around. It isn’t that bad. As long as you keep your three skeins of yarn untangled, the head works up just fine.
The thing that was difficult for me to decide was how to divide the colours. I want my giraffe to look realistic but also basic. Two colours made him look too simple, so I chose three colours.
But where to use which one? The brown was easy, that colour is for the spots.
I had a hard time deciding where to use the camel and beige.
When my final design for the shape of the head was finished, I made two different coloured versions to see what looked best.
I made a version with a darker, camel snout with a beige/ brown spotted skin and a version with a light, beige snout with a camel/ brown spotted skin.
Because it seemed most realistic and looked the best in my opinion, I decided to go for the camel snout option. I probably am not going to change my mind, but am curious what you think looks better.
I am looking forward to hearing from you. Cheers!
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Camel snout gets my vote! Looks really good!
Okay, glad to hear you favourite that one too!
He is looking really cute, I am working on the fox now and he is my first pattern of your I have bought So Far. Love all your little critters…
I like the camel too! Gorgeous face!
Thanks for your comment, good to know!
I think the camel coloured snout looks great too. If you are open for any suggestions I would love to see you make a hyena and then when you mentioned camel colour I thought wow is there a camel in the making. I love your patterns Sonja
kindest regards and I can’t wait for the new pattern
Thanks Moira! And erm, camel and hyena aren’t on my list…sorry. But who knows, maybe someday.
Camel snout sounds very good. Cant wait to get the pattern.Janice
Hi Janice, I’m happy to hear you like the camel version too. I’m very sure now I’ve chosen the right colour.
Keep up the super patterns.I would love to see you make a zebra next. Cant wait to get the giraffe first.