Friends!

I love amigurumi. Have I mentioned I love amigurumi? They’re small, work up fast, and cute. These are patterns from Jana Whitley’s Cuddly Cacti Crochet (she also goes by JanaGeek on Etsy). In particular these are the Old Man Cactus and Hen and Chicks Succulent. The cactus’s bottom isn’t flat so they’re lying down here.

The succulent here is my first time carrying a second color in stitches rather than a full change. By that metric, it went well!

They’re very cute. I don’t have much to say but I am very pleased.

Cretaceous Critter

… I did not intend to take so long a break from blogging. But I figured there’s only so many pictures of giraffes and elephants I could post at a time. Instead I bring you a triceratops! Brought to you by Justyna Kacprzak’s Dinosaur Amigurumi. (I decided to leave off the toes hers has in the end – they’re cute, but the legs are worked all as part of the body and it was difficult enough maneuvering the main body around for them.) She’s cute, but also big – parts of the body have 80 stitch rounds. For me and my tendency for little guys, that’s a lot to keep track of. I even ran out of the main color yarn before hitting the frill and tail.

The craft shows went well, but we’re done for the season I think. We need to build up stock for the fall and winter, after all!