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.
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!
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!!!
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.