Monday, November 8, 2010

Gertrude the Giveaway Pig

Life has a habit of speeding up just when you need it to slow down. 

That is my excuse for only just having finished making the pig for the Giveaway (back on October 2nd).

Would you like to meet her?


Her name is Gertrude, and she is very excited about travelling to America. 

I thought about making her a little suitcase with properties similar to Mary Poppins' carpet bag so that I could tuck myself inside and travel with her. My husband, however, insists that I stay here with him :(


As this little pig turned out much smaller than my original pig, I made a couple of adjustments to the dress as I made it: I replaced the double crochets with half double crochets, and in the second row increased to 36 instead of 40 hdcs total (notes are on the project's ravelry page). 

I hope that Gertrude will be very, very loved in her new home! I will miss her. I love all my crochet babies.