Project “a puppet a week”
My only (!!!) new years resolution was to create a new handpuppet every single week of 2012. Whenever it’s possible I will publish the pattern for these puppets, too, but I think it won’t be managable every week.
After mind storming a huge list of animals suitable as a handpuppet I recognized 52 puppets are not enough. If I like handpuppets anymore after this project, there will be more in the future definitely! Since there are so many of them I try to sort them per month, so every month has it’s own theme.
And because 52 handpuppets are not enough work, I also want to use manymanymany new techniques I never used whether they were intimidating, exausting or I simply never knew they were existing. It’s quite intimidating to use a totally new technique on a bigger project like sweaters, jackets or even bags, but it’s ok with smaller things like handpuppets. If there’s a mistake it’s not a big deal to start over again. The following list shows the techniques I used (and never used before) for my handpuppets. Tutorials on special techniques are always included in my patterns and sometimes published on my blog.
#2: walrus – Walross, i-cord (& grafting/kitchener stitch)
#3: ice bear – Eisbär, i-cord
chinese new year: the dragon – Drache
#5: buffalo – Büffel
#6: crocodile – Krokodil, tuck stitch
#8: rhino – Nashorn
#9: snail – Schnecke(short rows, i-cord)
#10: dachshund – Dachs
#11: mouse – Maus
#12: mole – Maulwurf
#13: great tit – Kohlmeise (intarsia in the round, stranded knitting)
#14: easter lamb – Osterlamm (cables)
#15: boar – Wildschwein(i-cord)
#16: stag bug – Hirschkäfer (many i-cords)
#17: squirrel- Eichhörnchen (bobbles)
#18: pelican – Pelikan (short rows)
#19: lionfish – Feuerfisch (manymanymany i-cords)
#20: turtle – Schildkröte (crochet)
#21: squid – Tintenfisch (8 I-cords ;))
#22: lobster – Hummer
#28 green-eyed cat
The a-puppet-a-week-project is currently on pause. But I will continue sometime in the future, not so soon, though. I’m really pleased I made it this far with this project and made it through the first half.