July 30, 2005


A little while back Mark and I went to the Feathered Dinosaurs exhibit at the ROM, and I was inspired to experiment with the dinosaur pattern. The exhibit showed us lots of dinosaurs that had primitive (i.e. non-flight) feathers, sort of like down, which were probably used for insulation and display. So I, of course, thought — eyelash yarn! It would look like downy feathers, right? If held together with cotton, it should work fine.

Well, I kind of like the result, and it’s certainly very soft and pettable, but I fully admit that it’s, well, a little odd. I’m not quite sure why I decided on stripes, and the addition of the eyelash yarn clearly changed the gauge enough to alter the proportions… anyway. I think we’ll keep this one, because I think it might disturb any parents we gave it to!

Tigger seems to like him, though:


And here he is in all his, er, glory:


Perhaps this experiment is better left unrepeated. Though the eyelash yarn might work for a teddy bear, or something intended to be furry…

Posted by Aven at July 30, 2005 12:30 PM

It rather looks like the dino is molting.

Posted by: Toni at July 30, 2005 02:25 PM

hehe molting :) You just never know unless you try eh? It might have looked incredible..keep on experimenting Aven because I’m liking the results, scary as they may be :)

Posted by: jan at July 30, 2005 08:25 PM

I like him, but then I have felt how soft he his.

Posted by: Dani at July 30, 2005 11:24 PM

It’s cute. And a far better use for eyelash yarn than many others in the knitting world.

Posted by: Steph at August 1, 2005 10:39 PM