Here's another case of making something just because it's cute.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
I've still got quite a few crochets from the week before last to post... it was a productive week.
Today we have a hippogriff from this pattern. I'm not entirely sure how I found the pattern, but it was in my queue so I went for it. Originally I had intended to use grays, but as it turned out I didn't have much gray yarn left in my stash. In the end I decided to instead use brighter colors and came out with a cute foxy hippogriff.
The pattern was pretty good, I only found a few mistakes in it, though I don't remember where. I think they were just a few stitches that I thought should be changed, not even mistakes at all. The ears I crocheted with two strands of yarn which I think was a good idea because they stand straight instead of curling.
Also, I used my own design for the wings. That's about all.
Friday, June 22, 2012
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
I've had this lovely blue yarn I got in a trade with one of my friends, but haven't gotten to use it until recently!
It really is just the prettiest shade of blue. It made for a nice Seahorse from this pattern.
I'm running out of places in my backyard to take pictures. I need to find a new location.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Continuing with my Ravelry queue... have an armadillo.
The pattern is only available on Ravelry (as far as I know at least.) It's worked in mostly in HDC which was a surprising change, but nice since the crocheting went faster.
I changed the pattern up when I was knitting his feet. For some reason I can never get the "puff" stitch to look any good so I resorted to formatting my regular method of toes. I also reversed one of the ears so that they mirrored each other.
Yes. This is the main reason I made this guy. So that I could roll him up into a ball. He looks like a little pill bug!
I named him Tom Bombadillo. Sice I'm reading Lord of the Rings...
Monday, June 18, 2012
I like mushrooms, they're delicious. And cute.
I'm just going through my Ravelry queue right now and these knitted mushrooms popped up. The pattern is simple and worked in one piece so you don't have to sew anything together. I though that was pretty neat.
At first I used my smaller needles, I think they're a size 3. This ended up with a tiny mushroom. Then I decided to go ahead and make another mushroom with my size 7 needles.
I ended up with a button mushroom and a cremini mushroom. Ehehehe.
Friday, June 15, 2012
Did I mention I like bats? Because they're pretty dang cool.
I found a really cute pattern for this bat. It was really simple and turned out just adorable. Plus, I really like the wings.
I only tweaked the pattern a little bit, and that was just by curling the ears before I attached them. Also, I added hooks to her feet so that they connect and she can hang from things.
Like a true bat!
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Recently I read Suzanne Collin's Underlander series, and it's given me a love for bats. Combine that with a love for dragons, and you have a bat-dragon. Which, incidentally exists in DragonVale. I present, the Sonic Dragon!
Again, I used a lot of the same parts fro previous dragons for this dragon so it was a breeze for the most part. For her nose and tail "fin" I used this tiny heart pattern, in both the big and small version.
The only thing that gave me trouble was the ear "fins". For those it just required a bit of patience. I like how they turned out though, they look silly! A good silly. I really liked the eyelashes from the Sonic Dragon's design so I made sure to include them.
This'll probably be my last DragonVale dragon for a while, I've found some patterns I want to try. I may come back to these when I make a dent in my queue.
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
I'm a sucker for super hero movies, and I'm a bit obsessed with Loki from Thor/Avengers. This was inevitable, it was only a matter of time.
I looked through so many references in order to try and get him to be accurate, but I had to leave out quite a bit so he wouldn't be too cluttered. I went with Loki's "Avenger" outfit. There are so many little details. So. Many. But even so, there's quite a bit missing, but overall I really like how it turned out. .
Loki took me a lot longer to finish then I expected, probably because of all the pieces that went into making him. Probably also because... I had the hardest time with his vest/jacket. It took many tries in order to get it to look how I wanted.
His arms and legs have pipe cleaners inside so they are semi-posable. It looks like he's on a mission.