My friend Mardi put in a request for an ami for a friend's new bub, the outline she gave me was "make a monster" so I came up with this tubby fella. Many thanks to Pureeva for the directions for making the puppet style mouth & the popcorn stitch thumbs.
I made Roofie (originally named Richard Simians) for my dear friend Eyesalight's 30th b'day. He also has bright blue wrist-bands & head-band for when his needs to get his cardio on & a frog hat for when he's feeling amphibious.
Here he is enjoying some lunch on his day trip to China-town (the woman sitting behind me was wetting herself laughing when I took the photo).
I can't believe it, I've finished my first real knitted item (as opposed to simple ipod socks). I had a friend teach me to use dpn's then set about making a beanie for to keep my bald head warm this winter. It only took me a couple of days to make & I even managed to fix my stuff-ups (instead of frogging & starting over every time). I'm already a third of the way through my next one.
For fellow Aussie crafters looking for Kool Aid for dying yarn (or poisoning masses of people) it is available through this website http://www.usafoods.com.au/ They have a shop in Melbourne & the Kool aid ain't too exy (unlike the cereal, doh).