soc_puppet: Dreamsheep with a ball of white yarn for a body (Crochet)
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Only two for now; I took a lot of time off for AnimeIowa, and then haven't really picked it up too well since. Though I did pick up a pencil again, as mentioned in the previous post. And also typed up more patterns, which is yay. Anyhow!

Hey, remember the Griffin of the Month program? Yeah, me neither.

Kidding! Kidding. I just got stuck on the tiger-griffin here because I couldn't figure out how to do the stripes on its legs. Finally I just gave up on striping the legs. I think it looks fine without, though. I mean, the black toes really help with the whole "black trim" angle there.

Traditional views from the left, front, and at an angle, then a shot of the back from above to get the full effect of the stripes and one from the right with the wing perpendicular to the griffin's body for the same reason. I'm reasonably pleased, though the orange could have been just a touch more yellow, and am otherwise ready to move on to my next griffin. Macaw as planned, or cheetah, do you think? Also, for the cheetah, since I will make one eventually, should I go with the black tipped ears/wings/toes, or white-tipped, or regular?

(That reminds me; I need to snap up some of that Red Heart glitter yarn while it's on clearance at Hobby Lobby. Someday, Peacock-griffin, someday!)

Grandma commissioned me to make her a yellow dog for her friend who identifies as a Yellow Dog Democrat. (According to the great Wiki: A democrat that always votes along party lines. Apparently has roots from something like a century ago, making the early Yellow Dog Democrats fairly racist, as the party was a the time. I'm glad it's changed, but unhappy that the Republican party has gone in the other direction. This has been your useless tidbit of information for the day.) She mentioned that she'd looked it up online and it had the cutest hat and bow-tie, so of course I had to look for myself.

This one is based mostly on a yellow lab. The hat's a bit wonky on the left side it down, since that's where I did the color changing, but it's glued down so I can't change it now. Same sparkly blue yarn for the flag as I used for the Colbert eagle, and let me tell you, it was such a pain tucking all the yarn ends properly into the flag stitches. If I ever make another one, I'm just gonna glue the ends down on the back, I swear.

Front, profile, and three-quarters views from left to right, plus one of the dog's back to better display its rudder-like tail (wait - we already got our Useless Tidbit of Information for the day; better stop there). I glued a bit of felt to the inside of the top of the hat to keep it from caving in, but it didn't work quite as well as I'd hoped. Still, it's better than nothing.

Immediately next on my to-crochet list is Clubs Deuce, for when my brother starts part two of Plush Sleuth upon moving into his new apartment. The original is quite hilarious, I recommend everyone read it :3
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