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tigerita
« on: April 24, 2007 04:28:55 PM »

i have an 80% done monkey somewhere, but i decided to throw this together the other day for a friend who wasn't feeling well... i'm not super happy with how it came out, but she appreciated it.  in any case, this is the get-well-soon-turtle:


if i make another one, i will:
  • use yarn that is in more visibly contrasting colours for the stripes on the shell
  • not sacrifice the idea that all the yarn should be more or less the same size to the idea that i wanted to make something out of whatever supplies i had on me at the moment
  • pay more attention to the pattern when it comes to turtlefeet
  • make a cuter face, again, using proper materials instead of just what was in my bag at the time
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« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2007 04:41:17 PM »

I think it is cute. You are a good friend.
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« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2007 05:18:16 PM »

thats sweetness! a pattern would be awesome if you dont mind posting it!!
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« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2007 06:09:36 PM »

Ahw what a cutie I like it.
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« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2007 06:12:59 PM »

awwweee u did a great job!!!!
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« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2007 10:27:07 PM »

I think the face is really cute.  Its sleeping Cheesy
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tigerita
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2007 11:38:37 PM »

thats sweetness! a pattern would be awesome if you dont mind posting it!!

the pattern's from this book

someone else posted some cute things they had made from it, so i put my rusty japanese to use and went looking for it online... turns out the postage to england from japan costs twice as much as the book itself!  looking through it though, i would actually go for one of the earlier editions, as they have more stuff i would actually make.
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« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2007 05:08:11 AM »

It's very sweet, I like the colours, and it would make anyone feel better!
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« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2007 05:44:16 AM »

angryangel, your stuff is adorable!  i hope that one day i can make them that well!  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2007 06:39:59 AM »

angryangel, your stuff is adorable!  i hope that one day i can make them that well!  Smiley

Thank you! That's really sweet of you to say  Smiley. The nice thing about amigurumi is that they can be quite small, they don't cost much or take much time to make, and so it's easy to practice.
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