Monday, May 4, 2015
Praying Mantis..or more like an alien?
It was a pain and very fiddly but cute! I had to use 12 gauge jewelry wire for the legs and arms. The pattern said to use pipe cleaners but no way could the pipe cleaners support the weight of the arms and you would also need wire in the legs to support the body and arms otherwise the thing would just topple over!!!
The pattern called for worsted weight yarn and size #5 needles,
but I used:-
Yarn:- Patons' classic DK superwash wool:-apple green and wisteria.
Needle:- Sz #3 DP's
Thank you Lou for the pictures...they are great.