I had some time this morning to take out my knitting needles and knit a new pattern I’ve been thinking about. Richard took the boys to visit their sisters at a scout camp that they are attending for the weekend. It’s called Kon-tiki, there are over 800 scouts attending this camp and they are building water rafts, it is amazing to see!
So, I poured a cup of tea, took out my trusty iPad and started knitting and typing.
Some dolphin facts:
Dolphins aren’t fish, they are mammals, warm blooded, give birth to live young and feed their calves milk. They breathe air through a blow hole on the top of their body unlike fish who have gills on the sides of their neck area. Dolphins are very social and swim together in large groups called pods. They are very intelligent creatures.
I have named this dolphin Sifiso, translated from the Zulu language, it means ‘Hope’.
His body is knitted in 1 piece and the flippers and fin are knitted separately and sewn on.
The eyes are needle felted on with a felting needle and fleece or you could sew them on with yarn and a needle. He measures 7 inches from his snout to the end of his tail, and he is 4 inches tall.
You can find his pattern in my Etsy shop.
I will be giving away 1 dolphin pattern to 1 blog reader, just leave a comment if you would like to win his pattern. I will announce the winner here on Monday:)
Have a wonderful weekend.