i completed these guys last week and they've been sitting around waiting to be photographed.
so...my crochet skillz suck a little (don't be jealous). i'm working on a few others and have so many questions that i haven't found covered in the NUMEROUS tutorials i've found online across the web.
1. embroidery-yes, let's talk about the demented eye embroidery going on--you have to wait til the guys are stuffed before they get faces, right? so how do you hide the ends of the embroidery? my guys's eyes and beaks are unravelling as we speak...can anyone help out and provide some detailed aid here?
2. my guts are pouring out-as you can see from one of the pictures, when i decrease then increase--ie at a neck joint (or actually a the bottom of a ball when i'm decreasing (sc 2 tog) to close off a sphere--it creates large holes that are a.) visible and b.) great windows for stuffing to escape. i've tried switching to a smaller needle, and making my stitches really tight...but at some point, no matter how small the needle, it just won't penetrate a tight stitch. any advice?
(the color of the bird is also one of the novelty colors i mention here http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=225109.0
i honestly never want to see the color again)
and...here are the patterns for my guys (i'm sure they've been posted here before but here they are again anyway)http://bittersweetblog.wordpress.com/2007/02/19/birds-of-a-feather/http://sparrow-dream.deviantart.com/art/Chicken-Amigurumi-Pattern-64334211?offset=10#comments
next i'm working on these wonderful patterns from angry angel.http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=213278.msg2305481#msg2305481