Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Finished Unicorn

I finally found the time to sit down and finish off my mane and tail for the unicorn I've made my friend, Kirsty! So unbelievably pleased with how she's turned out! The mane is super wacky and took me about 4hrs in total (two films; Human Centipede 2, and Paranormal Activity 3 haha).

Funky blue streaks!

I'm really pleased with how the colours have all blended together, so nicely! Even the electric blue, which is part of a gradient yarn I found in my stash, works really well and brings out the other colours. Definitely complimentary! 

Front view
I, personally, think this project looks much nicer from a side angle. The full frontal shot is not particularly flattering to how cute she is, but I wanted to include one so you could see the shell stitches on her hooves, and also how her mane frames her face (which I'm really pleased with).

More pink, this side!

I added a little bow to her head, as an extra embellishment. The pattern itself gave the option of surface stitching around the horn and neck, but I thought my piece would look too busy with that as well, so kept her a little more simple with just the bow. It also worked well to hide the place I'd stitched the nostrils from!

Close-up, to show the bead detail on her eyes

Some of the wacky yarns in her mane!

Other side

Hoof close-up; I've always loved the shell stitch detailing here!

As you can tell by the abundance of photographs, I am really happy with the outcome!! I am yet to come up with a name, so if anyone would like to help out, all suggestions will be very welcome!

Thought I'd show my face, for scale purposes xD
 

If anyone would like to make this specific pattern, it is by the very talented Dawn Toussaint, and can be found here on Ravelry. As always, her designs are an absolute joy to make and always have such fantastic outcomes!

If you'd like any additional photographs or have any questions, please feel free to ask! I'm now going to go back to Christmas puddings *yawn*

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