I manage a team of 17 people in India right now and I asked them a few months ago what they're favorite animals were with the intention of making them each a little friend. What should I get but: Camel? elephant? dolphin?
So, I've been making these animals for about 6 months and I hope to be able to go to India to deliver them personally. They're named after their requestors. Most of the designs are unique, but some are not.
I've posted a few of the pics before, but here they are all together.
We'll start with the Lions. There were three lion request. From left to right they are: Rajesh, Priyesh, and Rajib.
The little ribbons on their necks are labels for whom I made them... Priyesh's looks a little dandy.
Here's Poornima, my attempted panda:
George & Jacob are not originals, but are from http://katcrochet.com/freebies.htm
These are my own creations: Vakitha & Kiran
These are supposed to be tigers, but just look like my Emma (the live cat in the photo). From left to right: Niveda, Prince, and Raghavendra
Lohith is my favorite design so he gets two photos:
In second is my Manjunath:
Vivek & Ganesh, also originals:
I want to smooch my Leelavathi:
Look at her little face!!
Chandrika is the bunny. Not sure why she doesn't have her own photo... but you can tell I was tired of the "normal" colors by the time I got to her. This is not an original design. I got it from one of the sites with lots of free patterns, but I can't find the specific pattern anymore.
Here's the whole crew:
I have a few more to make, but recently all the folks offshore are in to dogs so at least I won't be figuring out how to make humps.
I'll be posting the patterns on my blog over the coming weeks for the designs I created, but I had to share the pics. http://crochetzen.blogspot.com/
Thanks for looking