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Friday, December 31, 2010

Great Big Scorpion

Deathstalker (Leiurus quinquestriatus)
I'm really excited about Hattalahutta's new amigurumi pattern Great Big Scorpion for sale on Ravelry here and Etsy here.  I've decided to make mine a "Deathstalker" scorpion like her's except in this color variation.  I've looked at a lot of pictures of different scorpion species and I keep coming back to this one.  I like the blue segment on the tail!  After I pay bills, clean the fish tank, turn in my timesheet for work, and buy some more yarn, I'm on it!  I've been learning a lot about scorpions while looking at pictures.  The venom from this scorpion could aid in treating brain tumors.  But talk to your doctor or pharmacist before getting stung by this guy!  The venom is extremely dangerous!  Have a safe and Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Naked Mole Rat

Amigurumi Naked Mole Rat
This is a preview of one of my amigurumi Naked Mole Rats (NMR!).  I haven't seen any amigurumi NMRs anywhere on the internet- until now :-)  NMRs are fascinating creatures!  For more on NMRs check this link.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Enough Tweaking!

I've made the Gingerbread Guy with so many slightly different proportions.  It is time to pick one and get the pattern up.  This is the first pattern I've written, and although simple, it is a learning experience.  Especially the computer part.  Need to learn how to make a pdf file!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Gingerbread Guys

I've been working out my own pattern for gingerbread men.  I want a pattern that is fairly quick with a minimal amount of sewing so people can make a lot of them!  I have had this thing with Gingerbread Men ever since the first Shrek movie.  My friends give me Gingerbread related stuff for Christmas.  It's time that I gave back!  I'll be posting the pattern soon after some tweaks.
My own design!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Going Nuts for Holiday Amigurumi!

 I've really been going nuts for Christmas/ Holiday themed crochet projects!  I love this new Santa!  He's so cute!  And he has a whole bunch of  friends from Cute Little Dudes - Christmas Dudes vol.1 and vol.2 that I want to make. :-) 

Cute Little Santa (pattern by Lisa Vanvikaas aka Hattalahutta on Ravelry and Etsy)
The only modification that I made was to substitute a puff stitch at row 17 instead of single crochet.  This is the same stitch that I used for the border of my Blanket O' Cabley Goodness.
side view!
I really like these Gingerbread Cookies too.  I've been thinking about designing my own in the round instead of rows so there are not two parts to sew together.  I really do like how this pattern turns out though.
Gingerbread Men (pattern by KTBdesigns on etsy)