Saturday, June 27, 2009
I really love cephalopods. They are such beautiful creatures. And Hansi Singh has some of the best patterns for them I've seen. Quite a while back I made a little squid out of sock yarn using one of her patterns and I've been wanting to make a larger version that incorporated several changes and enhancements since. I finally got one made. And it came out pretty nifty. If I do say so myself.
Aside from altering a few things about the shaping on the squid itself there are two big changes. The first is the eyes. Instead of knitting them I used 24mm hand painted safety eyes. They're just about an inch across (huge!) and I added some crocheted eyelids because I think it gives them a bit more character. The second addition was embroidering suckers on all of the tentacles. An enormously time consuming endeavor but well worth it.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Finally finished my part of the Miyazaki swap. I had a lot of trouble with this one but I think it came out really well.
It's Howl from the movie Howl's Moving Castle. This is how he looks in the beginning of the movie. He is holding the fire demon Calcifer
I also made a little white Totoro carrying a leaf, a painted box and a few other little things