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.