My Dad kindly held him up so I could take a tourist photo! I missed the start of the Sam & Max Renaissance that happened some time in 2021, but these characters totally captivated me recently!! The senseless cartoon violence, witty and/or stupid comedic setups, and surprising amount of heart throughout the series all work to make my brain very happy. Anyway, I decided to try designing my first ever amigurumi since there wasn't much in the way of patterns that I could use for this. I think the simple and varied shapes made for good practice. His face is embroidered on with black thread.
The fingers are individual yarn loops, and I referenced the cartoon for its charming eye style (which comes from how Steve Purcell draws them!). I actually knit 4 i-cords to serve as the limbs. Overall he's a bit inconsistent and clumsy. But I'm happy and so is Max. He likes watching scary shows with me and staring danger in the face. I feel bad for putting him into the world without a Sam, but I'll need more materials and skill before I can attempt to recreate that dog!!
Epic hat. Need a better pic though, my plan didn't work cause it was too bright!
I adjusted the pattern a bit to make him stumpier and larger. He is the colours of a sponge. 10/10 SO huggable.
Soft and marketable . . .
Started & finished during the Fall 2021 semester. This knit scarf is soft & heavy and I'm so happy with it!! Ended up sewing the ends since they didn't stay flat even after blocking. I dreamed of making this for over a year and finally went for it!!! Working on and finishing this made me even more excited to try fair isle projects. I'm seriously proud of this scarf :D!
The epic!! Finished in the exact wrong part of the year cause it was boiling outside.
Ogh hell yes . . . My "own" creation in the first pic, followed by my restoration of a hat gifted to me when I was a baby!
- Year of Hats: September Hat, attempt 2.
The ribbing was stretchy enough but the body of the hat was too tight. Attempting on larger needles, but I think I might need to just start over and add a repetition.
Melanie's Mandala Baby Blanket CAL
So excited about this one!!! Wish me luck :]