Monday, October 13, 2014

A Deer

All right! Enough! I'm going to make up for my ridiculous, repeated failures to post FOs by giving you one today, one Wednesday, and one Friday. Then, I promise not to drop the ball again! First up, a fella I finished in June and mounted in July:

A Deer

Pattern: My Dear - A Deer Trophy by Claire Garland
Yarn: Berroco Vintage in (Natural) and Knit Picks Simply Cotton Organic Sport in Toffee
Needles: US 4 and 6
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Isn't he just the cutest! One of my aunts got married over the summer to an avid hunter. He has at least four deer heads hanging in his basement and I thought my aunt might appreciate having a prettier deer of her own hanging in the house when she moved into the man cave. :)

The pattern is great! The yarns I used were probably not the best choices, but they turned out just fine. I was more concerned with the colors and what I had in my leftovers bin than fiber content. I washed the head on hot in hopes of a tiny bit of felting and I think I achieved enough to give its head a slightly firmer shape.

The antlers were awfully fiddly and probably needed wire to make them more stable, but they'll do! I stained the mount and bought the flowers to glue on. I think he looks very chic. ;)


  1. That is the sweetest hunting trophy I've ever seen!

  2. Haha, he looks so adorable :D Sounds like the perfect gift as well.

  3. That's darling, and far cheerier than the taxidermy type of deer! I think she'll just love it.

  4. That is so adorable! (& much more humane -- i approve!)

  5. Oh my gosh, that is so so adorable! Such a great gift! The least creepy taxidermy related thing I've ever seen!

    1. Thank you! I'm thinking about making a bunny for us, but the deer is cute enough to do again.


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