12 July 2013

Don't ask me for things

Because it will take me half a year (or probably more) to get them to you.

I always get very flattered when someone asks me to make them something, and initially quite enthused to make it, but then I get stuck on a bit and the poor item sits languishing with all my other abandoned WIPs.  With this poor moose the part I got stuck on was the sewing of the pieces together.  Definitely the most horrid thing about amigurumi.  When I finally did get around to it it didn't take that long and it turned out super.  So super that Partner was lamenting the fact that I always give 'the good things' away.  Ha!

I had wanted to go down to a park to take some photos, but ran out of time.  Instead I utilised the weeds in my back yard.  It works though, eh?

I'm also going to note how delighted recipient was with moose. In fact, I made it so recipient could give it away to someone else, but recipient is considering keeping it for herself! Which I have taken as a huge compliment to me!

Pattern:  Moose.  Very good pattern, just look at his little nobbly legs!  I used coins in the hooves to keep the bottoms flat.  gave the feet a bit of weight too which adds to the stability of this top-heavy creation.  Googly eyes at the recipient's request, as the whole request was inspired by this card.
Yarn:  Random acrylic for the most part, the brown is Panda Magnum Soft 8ply.
Ravelled here.


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  1. He's adorable!!!!

  2. Omg he is soooooo cute! Very nicely done an d such a cutie....lucky one " the recipient" :)

  3. So, so adorable! I I'm crazy about reindeers :)Thanks so much for sharing it. Would love to have you visit me sometime.
    Have a fabulous weekend!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  4. He is super cute. I want one! lol Glad to hear Im not the only one who does this. I have a guilt-making scarf for a friend languishing in the bottom of my craft bag. Time to get it finished... or frog and start again.

    1. I have real motivation problems once a project has been dormant for a while. Especially because I usually cant remember where i was up to

  5. Oh my gosh, he's so fantastic! I love the nobbly legs - he's just too cute! ^_^

  6. I love your moose and I hope the recipient treasures it.