MY FOOT’S not really this shape: I had to move halfway through the drawing, giving
it that odd twist. Better stick to my left hand as a subject in future because it
doesn’t get in the way of other people as much as my size 13 Nike trainer!
It’s actually larger than it might appear here as my hands, like my feet, are a little
on the large size.
It’s such a shame that this guy would fail the audition for Shrek, but, there you
are, CGI has made his kind redundant. What a contrast to the days when Oliver Postgate’s(and Peter & Joan Firmin’s) knitted aliens, The Clangers, appeared each weekend in
a prime-time slot. Come to think of it, aren’t the Clangers, in fact, woolly three-dimensional
cousins of Jacques Rouxel’sShadoks?
This knitted toy is Barbara’s mum’s latest production, to a pattern by Jean Greenhow.
You can see that he’s lost a bit of weight since he posed for the publicity shots
for Jean Greenhow Designs. These are hard times: new technology must have literally
knocked the stuffing out of our knitted characters.
“Are you still looking at that book?!” asks Barbara, as yet again I leaf through
the blank dummy book I’ve made. I’ve just had a quote from my printer for a new larger
format with the impressive name of UK Pinch Crown Quarto and, having made this blank
32 page mock-up, I’m thrilled with the possibilities it offers for my walks book.
There’s room for one of my picture maps on the left and a three column layout of
directions on the right. A bit big for the average pocket of course.
Me! ‘Ow could I lose zee role to a computerised cat?!