Sunday, February 15, 2009

Rest & relaxation Sunday

I'm watching the latest season of The Amazing Race. I love this show. I'm so excited about this season and a teeny bit sad I'll miss an episode while I'm in Ireland. :) I like the teams that are interesting and different instead of the usual "we're blondes and we get our way" team or the bickersons who argue the whole race and are using the race to determine if they should be together or not. Like THAT's a good barometer.

I've spent part of the day working on amigurumi animals for Michelle. So far the turtle isn't that great yet. I had to pull some stitches out of his head because it was way too oblong and not as round as it should be. But I haven't finished it yet. I had a hard time buying a crochet hook since the place I went to had two that were different sizes but were labelled the same size. (Ie an F hook should be x size and a G hook should be y size and instead both were labelled 4 mm sizes) so I'm not sure if I'm using the right sized one for the turtle. I've started on a lion next because I had some nice yellow yarn for the body. I think they're bigger than I thought they were going to be. For some reason I thought they were going to be teeny tiny like keyring size and instead I think they are more toy sized. I have to get better eyes though. I used pony beads for the eyes for the turtle, but I don't like that look. The patterns are from this book: Amigurumi World, seriously cute crochet. Hopefully with practice they'll start looking less retarded. Currently they look like they kind of have pointy heads.


Peeved Michelle said...

Yay! Cute little animals. You should be really good at them by the time you come for Thanksgiving so you can teach me how.

Jodi said...

The hook size and how tight your stitches will determine the size. I work small and tight. Make sure your stitches are really close together so the stuffing doesn't show.

I tend to just sew on eyes with black yarn and a yarn needle. It's hit and miss though.

Joanne said...

Tightness has never really been a problem. I've always worked really tight. I tried embroidering eyes but didn't like the results. Once I get good at them, they're they seem to be a pretty quick project, which I like. :)