Welcome to Knit and Crochet Design Week!
If you haven’t read the details of knit and design week, read this post to get caught up to speed. Basically, we’re dedicating a little time each day this week to design and sharing our progress.
There are no requirements: I just want to encourage you to have fun and be creative! And, if you’ve written a blog post about your progress, please post the link in the comments section below… so we can all have a look!
Okay, now onto my designing! (yes… I’m designing along with you!)
I’ve had a platypus on my ‘ideas of animals to design’ list for a while now… and this seems like the week to do it!
The first thing I do when I’m designing an animal is to do a bit of research about what the animal looks like. This usually includes looking around on Pinterest, clip art files and a Google Image search:
After I’ve had a look around, I do a sketch, including all of the features that are ‘must haves’. For the platypus, that means a brown body, a tail, a beak and webbed feet.
What do you think? I’m leaning towards the platypus with the distinct head shape… Also, in real-life, a platypus has a black beak and feet, but I’m wondering if the tan won’t look better in yarn.
What are you designing?
I’m excited to see what you’re up to! Leave a link to your design week post in the comment section below! (Mr. Linky isn’t working out too well… but I think the comment section will work just as well).
Tomorrow’s theme is ‘techniques’: chatting about the techniques that will be helpful when designing and making your creation. You don’t have to stick with the theme, but it’s there to help if you’re drawing a blank.
See you again, tomorrow!