2.19.2010

Ravelympics Day 8: Meet Francis


On my last "Ravelympics" post, many of you guessed what kind of creature I was knitting up. Great guesses! Many of you thought I was making a chicken or an ostrich.. and one of you guessed that I was making a kiwi. :)

But only one of you (Christina) guessed correctly.

Its a...

Turkey!

And isn't he so funny and ugly-cute?! I love how fat he is.
We have a lot of Wild Turkeys around where we live.
They really are ugly things in real life, but fun to watch and listen to.

This "Francis Turkey" pattern is from the book
The Organic Cotton Kids Collection put out by Rowan yarns.
All the patterns in this collection are super adorable, and all use Rowan purelife organic cotton.

This book seriously has some of the cutest toy patterns I've seen.
If you like Francis you will love the other patterns too.

But more about Francis tomorrow.. its getting late and he's off to roost...




24 comments:

Andrea said...

this turned out great (in a creepy sort of way)! :)

Christina said...

He's soo cute!

Courtney said...

He is very Ugly cute LOL :-)

SpaceJunk said...

Oh how cute!!

Kar said...

Francis is just too darn cute! Great job! Love the colors you picked for him.

morewithles said...

Those "knees" are a riot!!!

The Studes said...

I know he is a cute turkey but since he is round I just wanna pick him up and toss him! =)

fridica said...

He's great! :D And so so ugly :D Great job finishing this so quickly :)

yarndancer said...

Cute!!

Drop Stitches Not Bombs said...

That turkey looks like he has a lot of character! You make such lovely toys - your little girl is very lucky! I imagine the 'kiwi' comment referred to the bird rather than the fruit... although knitted fruit would actually be kind of cool now I come to think about it.

Thea said...

he's the perfect balance between scraggly and cute! Hilarious;.

peahen said...

Well done on a Ravelympics FP! And yes, I like him too! It's a clever pattern, I like the use of icord for the legs and feet.

Silvia M. said...

I think he's adorable!

Cathi said...

Well, he's certainly plump, isn't he? :-)

Kate (KnitsInClass) said...

Frances is adorable! So sweet and plump with his little skinny legs :)

iknitipurl said...

Totally awesome! I think you've just inspired me to make one myself. My great grandparents used to own a turkey farm in Illinois and I have some great pictures of my mom and uncle hanging out with the ugly little creatures. I think I need one now!

Julie said...

Love it!! Such a cutie, and those little legs are just perfect.

Jessica said...

Cute! Cute! Cute! :0)

Serenity said...

I think he's ADORABLE! Not even a tiny bit ugly

Hishandmaid said...

He so ugly he's cute. I think his knees are his most unattractive feature. I think if he were more of a turkey colors, (red, black and white), he'd be creepy.

Hishandmaid said...

he is so ugly he's cute. His most unattractive feature is his knees. I think if he were in more turkey colors, (red, black and white), he'd be creepy.

Great job!

Holly said...

Oh, he's not creepy, he's the cutest! I LOVE turkeys ... they're hilarious!

luciane said...

Alana, you just made a not so good looking animal look cute!

Jules said...

He's not creepy! I think he's adorable, especially in the pastel colors you've used. He's cute.