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Sunday, 18 May 2014

A Jigbee of Turtles


The internet tells me there are various names for a group of turtles. A bale of turtles seems the most well-known collective term. Baby turtles, which I think mine are, are also called hatchlings. Other names include a bevy, dule, nest, or turn, but my favourite name is a jigbee of turtles. I can't find the origin of this word, so if you know this or have any more information, please let me know. 


I had a lot of small oddments of various green wool left over, and thought it would be fun to knit something, but it had to be small. These are made from Raynor Gellatly's Tiny Turtle pattern on ravelry. Her patterns for tiny creatures are very cute, and I also enjoyed making her hedgehogs

I have reduced the size of the head, and decided not to add legs. Perhaps I should, as I have realised that they may be mistaken for snails. (Am I getting lazy, but I thought they are quite cute without.) But the main body part follows the pattern. They remind me of old-fashioned boy's school caps. 

I have mostly been sewing "the dress" this week, and also working on a project that I won't be able to reveal until well into 2015. Mysterious and exciting



My daughter has started her own blog, which is going to be photography, craft and cooking, and is call Sugar, Spice and All Crafts Nice.

31 comments:

  1. Hee, hee, these really made me smile, they're so cute! xx

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  2. I've never heard of the word jigbee before. The turtles look so cute. I don't think they'll be mistaken for snails since they are green and don't have spiral shells.

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  3. Wonderful, they are soo sweet! ♥ Greetings and have a good week, Nata

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  4. Cuteness personified - and jigbee sounds perfect! Have a lovely week, Chris # 12

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  5. Aww they are so cute! I love the range of greens you've used, they look fantastic as a little group.

    How fab that you've inspired your daughter to start her own blog! :)

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  6. Your turtles have really made me smile. They look wonderful. I hope the dress is going well. We'll all be waiting for the big reveal. Have a lovely week.
    Ali xx

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  7. they are such a sweet jigbee of turtles .... though I think i'll think of them as a small herd :)

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  8. A jigbee is a perfect name for such a cute group of turtles! And good luck to your daughter on her blogging!

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  9. A jig bee sounds like a great word, and these are very cute.

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  10. Well, we certainly get an education on peoples blogs! Who knew that I always thought it was a group of turtles but jigbee is a great name. Your little critters have such cute faces.

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  11. Love the word jigbee too! Your turtles are very sweet :)

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  12. I love 'em! A jigbee of turtles sounds brilliant.

    Jill, Christmas Pie Crafts

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  13. They are very cute, and I love the word jigbee.

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  14. They are adorable - with or without legs :)

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  15. Oh, the little turtles are so cute! A jigbee sounds perfect :)

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  16. visiting from Sunshine x 3. These are super cute

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  17. Your turtles are so cute. Love the Jigbee of turtles!

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  18. A jigbee! that is definitely the best name - and these match the cute name - love them! Just came from your daughter's blog (though I didn't know it!), and after reading and seeing her photo thought she might be yours! very cool :)

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  19. These are SO adorable!!! I want my own little jigbee of turtles. I love collective nouns - my favourite is a "smack of jellyfish" :-) Mel x

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  20. Really cute, as all of your creations are!
    Sheila
    http://sheilazachariae.blogspot.com/2014/05/off-hooksummer-shawl.html

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  21. Adorable! Your creativity has no limits :)
    Have a fabulous weekend!
    Hugs from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  22. These are so cute! I never knew there were so many names for a group of turtles, I like jigbee too, very fitting :)

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  23. they are so totally adorably snuggleable!!

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