Monday, January 7, 2008

cows

I've been thinking about the cow pattern, and what I want the finished toy to look like. I did make one previously, but the way I added the spots could not be easily explained in a pattern. I thought maybe the spots could be knit separately and then stitched on, but I don't like the way that looks. This lead me around to thinking that not all cows are white with black spots, as you might assume from the majority of cartoon drawings of them.

There are lots of different kinds of cattle, some cute, some fuzzy, some tiny, some just kind of strange looking.

Cute Jersey cows...
Fuzzy Highland cattle...
(it's like a cross between a teddy bear and a cow)
Kingshire miniature cattle...
(widdle wee cutie pie!)
and some very strange African cattle.
(umm, those look pointy and dangerous and you guys look kinda unfriendly like)

EDIT: This post originally had some lovely photos included, but some people weren't happy with me using them, even though I had linked to their site and included their name in the photo caption. What can I say? Some people just aren't as generous with their work as I like to be.

So I probably won't go with those last 2 dudes as my models, but you guessed that already, right? I'm torn between the Jesery cow and the Highland one. Both are super cute, but not everyone will want to knit with super fuzzy yarn. I guess I still need to do some more thinking...

5 comments:

graciechiao said...

yes, both are super cute. i'm partial to the highland one b/c of the hilarious hair. but as someone from texas, i've GOT to add that if you made one like the african cattle (which looks remarkably like a texas longhorn), you'll make a LOT of UT longhorn fans very very happy. :)

Lucy said...

I love the Highland one too (I have Scottish ancestors!!)They are all cute though so whatever you choose to design, I'll be happy with it!!

The Woolley Farm said...

I have a Highland in my freezer right now---shhhhhh!!! don't tell the other animals. I think you should have one that's a cross between the tweeny one and the one with the horns. Actually tho, most people think all cows are brown & white or black & white. They kinda look like the dog pattern, except for the horns!

jordanmcclements said...

Thanks for using my cow photo. I am glad you like it.

But could I ask you a favor?

If possible, could you provide a photo credit link back to my site

http://www.irishviews.com

Thanks!

Barbara Prime said...

I did link to wherever I found them, and the first photo is linked to your site. Is that the one you mean? I've added a caption to it as well.