Leicestershire artist Shauna Richardson has been awarded a commission by the Arts Council (a government-funded body) to crochet three 30ft lions to celebrate the 2012 Olympics, which will take place in London. The lions will cost £500,000 and take two years to make. They will be sculpted out of polystyrene and Shauna will crochet 'skins' for them out of Derbyshire Peak District wool.
Read all about it here.
My eyes are watering at the cost of the three lions, but I do love this bunny/hare!