For the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, my knitting group, The Outcasts, were asked to contribute to a display case in Reading Museum. We've been knitting and crocheting all manner of items for the case, from Union Jack bunting to tea cozies to stamps. Other Outcasts and friends are also knitting figures to fill a crowd scene of Jubilee celebration - my friend & fellow designer Ella Austin even knit the Queen herself. My main contribution to the case is a bright, neon-colored lion - the Maiwand Lion is a symbol of the town of Reading, a giant sculpture of a fearsome lion in a park in the town center.
My lion is a little less fearsome, and a little more fun. Knit in neon yellow, lime green, and magenta, I worked him all in the round in pieces shaping with increases, decreases, and short rows. I knit the body in one piece from nose to tail, each leg from the paw upwards, and the mane separately.