Hello, my name is Dionne and I have been crafting for a very long time. As a very young child my mother tried to teach me to knit, it was a disaster. However, it must have sparked an interest in making things and, partly to prove that I was not totally useless and partly because I really wanted to make things, I taught myself to crochet. Over the years I have developed a love of cross stitch and all types of paper craft ..... I eventually even taught myself to knit.

I am married to a very understanding man, thank goodness, because I spend all my time either crafting, thinking about crafting or talking about crafting. I am hopeless at housework and dinner is often late!

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Monday, 16 November 2020

Is it a Bird? Is it a plane? No, it's a Flying Giraffe!

Do you ever have days when you just cannot think of a good way to start a post?  Well that has been me this week, I keep looking at these photographs and thinking, I need to write something to go with these pics, but I keep deleting what I have written and end up thinking,  I'll come back to it later!

I feel this post should be witty, but I cannot find the right words.  After all, how often to do you see a flying giraffe?  Come to that, how often do you see a giraffe dressed as Superman ..... a socially distanced Superman - ? ? should that be Supergiraffe ? ?

This rather dashing chap is another 'teddy' from the Knitables Collection.  You have already met my Cat and my Hippopotamus from this collection, there are another 21 and more patterns seem to be arriving weekly at the moment - I cannot keep up with them.

One of the great things about these patterns is the seemingly endless range of new yarns they introduce me to.  For instance, the giraffe's mane and tail are made from something called eye lash yarn.  I found it a little tricky to knit with but what a great effect, it really does look like short 'hair', and it is soooo very soft!

I just love his bottle brush tail.  Mind you, I am not sure that this close-up photo actually helps?

I think it is time to have a closer look at his outfit ......

First up we have his jumper and cape.  The fabulous red cape is actually attached to the jumper at the shoulders.  You can add any initial to the shield, I chose G for Giraffe.

I suppose that technically these are his tights, but, as you can see, they are actually trousers with a brown belt around his waist.

Next we have the all important super hero pants which have to worn over the trousers - of course.

He has matching red boots.

And, very important in the current climate, he has his face mask - just in case he needs to pop into the shops on his way home.  

(I took the mask from the doctors outfit pattern and you will be seeing a lot more of these masks).

A quick look at the back of his ensemble - I think he looks a bit like 'The King' in this pose - although I am not at all sure why?

The are slots in the back of the trousers and the underpants to accommodate his tail.

Finally, I little sneaky peek at a coming attraction (as they use to say at the cinema).  Our Super Hero has a companion in the guise of Super Girl - or Super Giraffe Girl - whatever!


  1. Oh my word Super Hero Giraffe looks brilliant love his costume and the eye lash yarn looks perfect for his tail and mane-cute mask too-looking forward to seeing Super girl Giraffe!
    Carol x

    1. Thank you for your lovely words of encouragement Carol. I love the concept of super hero 'teddies'. The world would be such a better place.

      Have a great week.

      Dionne xx

  2. Oh my goodness, how did I miss this until now. It's incredible. It's so cute and,I love the coat markings. Then the outfit is just fabulous. Love a super giraffe. Brilliant x

    1. Thank you, I bet you wouldn't mind a jumper with a big red cape attached to it! I can just see you zooming around the park - it would make your morning walks more interesting.


      Dionne xx


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