Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Holy Fall Knitting Batman!

And I haven't even finished my summer knitting...

So, I was hoping that this would have waited for another month or two, but I already have two sweaters and a scarf in the queue!

**Thanks Lion Brand for the free patterns

Yikes!  And I'm not that fast of a knitter either.  Anyone know how I can speed up?

Friday, August 21, 2009

Chococat Amigurumi (finished)

Chococat is my favorite Sanrio character. I adapted this from a Hello Kitty pattern that I bought on Etsy (just do a Hello Kitty amigurumi pattern search and pick your favorite).

Isn't he adorably mischevious? I have to admit, I'm not totally in love with the nose, I may have to redo it. It's surprising how you can create an entirely different look by just adjusting the facial features a tiny bit. If you look at the cartoon, you'll notice that my ami's nose is just a tiny bit north of where it should be and not exactly the same shape. Such are the pitfalls of embroidering with yarn on yarn... and lack of skill I guess...

Okay, the nose is definitely bugging me now...

Pattern: Adapted from a Hello Kitty pattern found on Etsy
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Rialto color 23005
Hook: size E