Well I've been on hiatus from crocheting for a bit. I've been lacking inspiration, but who can go wrong with a little Mario inspired craft, right? It never gets old.
I made a Mario to go with my Luigi that I posted a while ago, but then I ended up remaking Luigi, so that he's standing and not sitting. He's not quite the same as my last one because I was going off of memory. I wrote down how to make it this time and took step by step pictures, so at some point I'll put together a pattern for both Mario and Luigi. They were both made with a size F hook, Red Heart acrylic yarn, and the only things on them that aren't crochet are the circles on the hats. Mario stands about a foot tall and Luigi is about an inch and a half taller.
First off, I'd like to apologize for the less than stellar pictures. I can't borrow my roommates camera because he is out of town this week and my cell phone (which takes halfway decent pics) is on the fritz, so I'm forced to use a webcam.
Anyways, I have many fond memories of my childhood. Some of the things that stand out the most, were the cartoons. There was nothing quite like Nicktoons in the early to mid 90s. Rocko's Modern Life was by far one of my favorites. It was so full of crude and jovial humor, much of which went over my head at the time, but it still retains a special place in my heart alongside Ren & Stimpy and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, among other shows. At some point I'll make the rest of the gang, but I give you Heffer Wolfe, loving and loyal friend to Rocko.
He's made with Red Heart, a size D/3 hook, and some pipe cleaners for the legs and arms. I had intended to make a step by step pdf pattern and hock it on etsy, but I was too excited to see him come together so I didn't even take any pictures during the creation process, so now I give it to you free of charge. Surprisingly, he stands on his own.
If you're like me, often times you think to yourself, "Self... if I be a pirate, ye would've already be walkin' the plank at least 6 times today, ya scurvy dog! Ye should be abandonin' this life of work and taxes. Take to maraudin' the high seas, pillagin' and pullin' cunning stunts. Aye, ye won'ts be regrettin' it."
Unfortunately, I live too far from the warm waters of the Caribbean to abandon my humble, yet respectable life as a computer programmer... and it's far too cold here in Boston to live the life of a ne'er-do-well swashbuckler. Plus it would take ages for me to grow a respectable pirate beard. So, I came up with a compromise: the Pirate Bearded Beanie! http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y217/ohmeohmyoreilly/pirate1.jpg This is my first attempt at something that isn't an amigurumi. I didn't use a pattern, just kind of made it up as I went along.
No sprinkles. For every sprinkle I find, I shall kill you.
Stewart Gilligan Griffin. Although he's only 6 inches tall and made out of yarn and fiber fill, he's still obsessed with world domination and matricide. I'll be adding a pattern of Stewie in the near future so you too can have your very own sexually ambiguous, evil genius baby. Victory is mine!
I saw an Obama amigurumi on here before. This is my attempt at him. This was actually my second amigurumi project I ever made, the first project being a bunny (haha how far I've gone in just 2 months). I made it around inauguration time, just hadn't gotten around to taking pictures. With that being said, I need a better camera. I had a digital Canon Rebel stolen from me abroad last year and ever since I've just been using a cell phone. Boo.
He stands about 10 inches tall.
On another note. Why am I still awake at 5 in the morning, slightly inebriated, posting on craftster? Beats me.
Not the most savory of amigurumis ever, I present Roarke Junior, aka the Yellow Bastard from the Frank Miller's Sin City series (and movie).
he stands about 12 inches tall
I tried some techniques that I haven't used yet such as the recessed mouth. The teeth are just a pipe cleaner wrapped in yarn. He was made with a size F hook and Red Heart Super Saver yellow and black. The knife was made with modeling clay. I think eventually I'll make Marv, Dwight, and some of the "dames & broads" from the series. Black and white of course.
Who's leg do I got to hump to get a dry martini around here? The title pretty much says it all. This wee little Brian stands about 4 inches tall.
As promised, I've made a pattern for all to use. I debated whether or not to sell it on Etsy for 2 or 3 bucks, but alas, I felt in the giving mood, so I present it for free... buuuut, you'll have to go to my blog to find it. Muahahaha.
I think Mario gets far too much adoration. Even though he's always saving Princess Peach, I picture him as being the chauvinistic, slightly misogynistic one of the duo; whereas Luigi is the introverted, slightly awkward one with a heart of gold that pines over his best friend's girl, knowing full well she is an unattainable angel... or maybe that's just my imagination acting up again.
Too Much Coffee Man is a satirical comic strip, created by Shannon Wheeler. Google it.
I just wrapped up Spring Break this past week. Between time spent with my rents, my seesters, and my amigos while home in Texas, I made a bunch of random stuff. Crochet has quickly become an addiction. It's cheaper than therapy! Haha. I kid I kid... but seriously. Considering that I crochet, I'm a full-time intern for a software company here in Boston while finishing up my undergrad in comp science (meaning I spend way too much time typing away my life in front of a computer), I'm thinking I'll probably have carpal tunnel by 25. Haha.