Friday, September 2, 2011

A birthday present for my love, Mackenzie Craig.  He's a second in a series of stuffed animals from Donna Wilson's book, The Odd-Bod Bunch.  I took more liberties with this pattern compared to Racoon-Fox man. I changed the ears completely, to resemble a more authentic dauschaund, using a stockinette stitch and starching to control excessive curling.  The rainbow pattern was me, changing colors every two rows....a damn pain! A lot harder than the previous animal but absolutely striking. And I closed the eye to make my life easier, I quite enjoy his peaceful look in the sunshine.