Now that it's a bit cooler, I have picked up my crocheting again - having it in my lap keeps me warm, instead of making me unbearably hot. I have a few unfinished projects leftover from last year, but instead of working on those I decided to start fresh! And we have a few friends who are having babies soon - my vegan friend Matt and his wife Emma, and a colleague of Andy's. New babies seems like a perfect excuse to crochet adorable things that I love making, but have little use for, myself.
For Andy's marine biologist friend, I made a big, stuffed clown fish.
It's based on a pattern that I found online -- but was fairly unhappy with and had to make lots of changes, so I won't post the link. At Andy's request, I made it like Nemo, with a 'special fin'.
For Matt and Emma, I made a farm yard menagerie.
A little pink piggie.
A chicken, who looks a bit like a cockatoo.
And a black sheep, with crazy eyes.
The thing I kind of love about crocheted stuffed toys is the fine line they sit on, between cute, and a little bit creepy. Kind of like Tim Burton movies. Now I'm working on a bag, but at the moment it is just a collection of small squares, so I won't post a work in progress photo. But expect more crochet posts this winter!