ok, i'm fairly new to crocheting. i can follow a pattern with no problems, and i've completely many amigurumi and a couple bags and hats. and my kids love the things i make for them! so, DS's birthday is coming up at the end of august, and he's *obsessed* with the movie "cars" well, obsessed with anything that has an engine really, but still. i'd like to make him either a lightning mcqueen or a tow mater for his birthday, but i can't find any patterns that i like. so i thought, i'll make one up myself!!! riiiiiight. i realized i have *no* idea how to make a 3d shape other than a basic sphere or egg shape. and i can't seem to find directions! so, can anyone point me to a tutorial that can teach me how to make different shapes? any help would be much appreciated!!
another good thing to do with it is to make spaghetti squash salad. it's a great healthier replacement for potato or macaroni salad! just cook the squash however you prefer (i bake mine) then scrape out the flesh and put it in a bowl. add a few chopped veggies (i usually use a green bell pepper, a couple tomatoes, and mushrooms). just eyeball it and put in however much looks good to you. then, toss in between 1/2 and 1 cup of italian dressing. i make my own, but use whatever your favorite is. toss it together, and voila! you can serve it warm or cold, and it's even better the next day! my 6 year old loves it like this, and she even convinced my MIL to try it, and she is *not* the most adventurous eater, and MIL requests it every time i see her now!
yeah yeah, i know father's day was *last* week. but i'm just now getting around to uploading pictures from my camera!! dh has a thing for dragons, so i made him this little purple guy as a gift from the kids. my boy picked out the pattern, and my girl picked the colors. i call him bernard.
i borrowed that book from the library, and i had trouble with a lot of the pieces too. oh, and i don't like the way the head is made, in joined rounds instead of a continuous spiral. it had some cute ideas in it though.
i love your creations, though! i made a couple ninjas for my kids, but yours looks better!
this totally rocks!!! i've been looking for a pattern for something just like this for a while now. i wish i had the skills to make up a pattern like that!!!! i don't suppose you wrote it down, did you? my kids would love something like that!
So I'm pretty new to crochet. I've made a few simple amigurimi toys for my kids. I'm also a Dr. Who fan. As is my dad. So when i found this pattern on ravelry, I just had to make it!! It was pretty simple, but I did have problems with the hands. I didn't understand the directions at first, and then when I figured them out, the way it's written leaves big holes between the fingers where the stuffing would stick out. But after a few hours (I said I'm new at this!) I figured out a way to do it that preserved the original shape of the fingers but didn't leave holes.
I didn't have any safety eyes. Nor did I have any beads of the appropriate size and color. But I did have a package of brads and some acrylic paint. So I thought, I can make the eyes! Yeah....not so much. Even with lots of sanding, and applying a clear coat on top, the paint doesn't want to stick. I even tried using husband's fancy schmancy painted for his Warhammer models, thinking that they were meant for metal and plastic, so it should work. Still no luck. I did end up using the eyes anyway, since the little guy is a gift for my dad, and he'll just be living sitting on his desk, not being played with. But I'm disappointed it didn't work. It would've been a great solution for me to make cheap, custom eyes!
Anyway, on to the picture! I'm sure I've bored you enough with my ramblings, lol.
i think it would make a really cute hat/scarf/gloves set. i love the way the yarn patterns while you knit with it! i think that using it for a sweater might be a bit much though, with the patterning. but then, i'm not very good at picturing finished projects by looking at the yarn. hmm...i guess i'm not much help, am i? but i love your yarn!!