soc_puppet: Dreamsheep with a ball of white yarn for a body (Crochet)
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Sweet merciful heavens, has it really been five months since I've posted crochet pics? I am positively ashamed. And rather surprised; I know I didn't get much crocheting done while school was on, but it's been out for over a month now, and I even posted a new pattern (pics included) at [personal profile] hooked_on_anime. I honestly hadn't realized it had been so long since I'd posted any here.

Well, it's high time I fixed that! Amigurumi pic dump ahoy!

One more

Part of a trade with [personal profile] redsixwing, I finished this griffin quite a while ago but hadn't gotten around to sharing pics until now. There will be more to come, once it's been armored :Db (Edit: Link actually included now, whoops.)

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A commission to a fellow convention staffer, who wanted a ponified version of Gowron, Leader of the High Council. Said staffer is responsible for pony!Gowron's eyes and will eventually be responsible for his cutie mark as well. If any of you need anything embroidered, I officially know a guy.

Angle, Side

A pattern made on request for someone who e-mailed me via my crochet pattern blog, [personal profile] hooked_on_anime, this is Casey/Bubbles Von Salamancer from the webcomic Homestuck. My brother, who is partially responsible for getting me into Homestuck in the first place, has thoroughly enabled me to make a cloak for Casey here, to complete the Bubbles Von Salamancer look, but I'm feeling apathetic about it at the moment. Maybe I'll start feeling it when AI gets closer.

You can find the pattern for Casey here.

I also made these bitty corns by request, though it was for the finished product rather than the pattern itself. It's been very popular, especially the ability to remove the corn from its husk, which I honestly wasn't expecting. I was originally planning to hot-glue the corn into its husk, so people wouldn't end up losing half of them quite so easily, but everyone was so enthusiastic about being able to pull the little corn out of the husk I decided not to waste the time or the glue, even if it did make more sense to me. They're about 2"/5cm tall without the tassel/corn silk and everyone who has seen them in person has loved them. My mom even wants to order some to send to all our family members for Xmas.

(I'm also reliably informed that, in addition to people making yarn out of bamboo, they're making it out of corn now, and have been encouraged to make corn out of corn yarn. I'll have to check into pricing and colors, but it's definitely a possibility.)

The story behind why I made them will have to wait for another day, but I am quite excited about it.

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I had been thinking about making a poodle ever since I saw the fluffy yarn I used in the clearance bin at Michael's. I resisted the yarn and the idea for at least one trip, and ended up missing out on the white when I finally went to buy some. I did manage to get a skein of black in addition to the pink I used here, though.

I'm usually not one for fansy-schmancy yarn with stuff in, or any sort of extra texture, and I really only managed to use this because I could not let the idea go. The yarn involved is some of the very small amount of yarn-with-bits that I didn't get rid of in my recent stash cleaning. I'll probably try to look for a less headache-inducing alternative if I decide to make more poodles after I run out of this batch.

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Speaking of things that had been on my backburner, I'd been wanting to make a saddleback(? After five minutes on Google Image Search, I'm pretty sure that's the general term for these black-and-white piggies) pig for a while now. Partly because I thought it would be ultra cute, and partly because I wanted another color to better showcase my bank-style flying piggy pattern. I wasn't originally planning to give it wings, mostly because I couldn't decide what color they would be, until someone at the most recent AI meeting saw it and wanted it for their own. They suggested one white wing and one black wing, which I must say was a stroke of genius.

I'm still not sure what, if anything, I'm going to do about nostrils and mouth. I may leave those blank and therefore to the imagination.

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For those of you who remember PikaBulb, Litwick!Lamp is sort-of in the same family. I say "sort-of" because I spent a lot longer trying to think of something to put in the lamp I picked up, and even now I'm not entirely satisfied. I only finally made Litwick here as a contest entry for the AI art show, and I think it may be a little too on the nose to really work. What would be really great is if I could make something that actually lit up, and/or a fire Pokemon that isn't too horribly complex to fit into the lantern.

*sigh* At least the people in charge said I could enter my Tetris blanket; I am not enthusiastic about my chances otherwise.

Only one pic, because this cheetah griffin seriously isn't done. Since I've finished crocheting all of the individual pieces, and sewn the entire body together, the only thing that's really holding me back is spot placement on the wings. As in: Where do I stick the spots so they don't look completely horrible? I didn't have nearly as big a problem with the tiger griffin's stripes. I may end up charging an extra ten for this one, instead of an extra five, because it is at least twice as much a pain in the neck as changing color while crocheting or adding tiger stripes after. It's a labor of love, but it's still labor.

That's about it for now. I want to get a bunch of little things made up to sell for AnimeIowa, and I'm doing fairly well in that respect with corn and flower hair clips, but there's less than a month to go and I need to get moving.

Oh, that reminds me; I also need to bake something for craft party tomorrow. Nutella cupcakes, here I come!

Edit: Went through and changed some of the images to links in order to conserve bandwidth.

Date: 2013-07-01 12:36 am (UTC)
krait: a sea snake (krait) swimming (Default)
From: [personal profile] krait
Wow, I am amazed at your talent! Wish I could afford to commission you; I love those griffins. (Could you put, say, five spots along the "feather tip" edge of the wing, maybe a quarter inch in? I think that would look good without being too complicated, but what do I know about crochet patterns...)

...Actually, I thought of two different options, and it's way too hard to explain in text, and of course I have no idea how feasible they'd be in terms of yarn anyway, so have an extremely terrible sketch:

(Hope this works!)
Edited (trying to correct image code) Date: 2013-07-01 12:42 am (UTC)

Date: 2013-07-01 03:05 pm (UTC)
redsixwing: Red-winged angel staring at a distant star. (Default)
From: [personal profile] redsixwing
Too much cute for one post! I love that Litwick, and am very curious about the story behind the corn.

Also grey griffin grey griffin, soooo cute!

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