Category: Yarndango

Part of my crazy design-and-crochet-an-amigurumi-each-week-for-a-year challenge.

Yarndango Project 52 – Melting Snowman

I actually made a lot of little things that I could have put here as the final Yarndango project but this one is one of my favorites and I think I’ll be making a free video pattern from it.  I am very relieved to be done with my challenge yet I’m so glad I did it.  It forced me to be creative and to learn to write patterns up quicker and better.  I’ve learned a lot along the way.  And it has taken me a long time to finally post them all here on the blog!  I’m hoping to try new things in 2014 and will have more time to treat my blog more like a blog again.  I’m looking forward to it!  Now, I need to go work on my Ami-Me because that is another goal I had for this year and some people have finished theirs already!  They are awesome and I will do a roundup of them here probably on the 1st of the year.

mcl-melting-snowman

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Yarndango Project 51 – Koala Bear

This was just a quick little bear I made up to send to a friend.  I used it as an excuse to repurpose some leather from an old fanny pack I was no longer using, so his nose is real leather.   And he really does have little ears behind those huge tufts of fur.  LOL.  I just noticed they are hardly even visible.   Well, I’m down to having one last Yarndango post to put up and then I’ll be moving on to other things.  I can’t wait to start showing you some of my needle felted items and other things I’ve been doing!

koala

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Yarndango Project 50 – Sarah Slouch Hat

This project was a custom order in which I was able to experience the most luxurious alpaca yarn and use a gorgeous pattern made by my friend H. Stutzman!  It worked up quickly and easily and and was well received by the customer – she sent me a pic of herself wearing it and it looked stunning!  Here are my results.  You can get a copy of the pattern yourself from Ravelry here.  I highly recommend this pattern.  I’m keeping my eyes open for the right yarn so I can make one for myself!!!

 

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Yarndango Project 49 – Hobbes Tiger

My 49th Yarndango project was my own version of the tiger from Calvin and Hobbes.  It was a custom request and there is no pattern for it although I could make it again from my notes if someone wanted to commission it.  Anyway, it was a fun experience for me because Calvin and Hobbes are my favorite all-time comic strip characters.  I own all the books and re-read them often, finding new humor and nuances each time.  Bill Watterson is a genius, in my opinion and though I was sad to see him stop drawing the strip, I totally respect his right to decide when his characters’ stories are done.

mclhobbes

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