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« on: September 11, 2010 09:08:56 PM »

Well, I took a HUGE break on crocheting... Like, years. Today I sat back down for a few hours and cranked out a washcloth and my very first amigurumi. It's a little sloppy in areas because it took my hands awhile to get back in the motions, and I was struggling to remember stitches. But, it totally inspired me and made me happy, so hopefully I'll be finding time for more soon.
Here's my washcloth:


And here's Banjo. He spends his time haunting me so I finish my projects, and he lives in a graveyard of yarn and paper remnants.


He isn't perfect, but I love him all the same. Unfortunately, I had forgotten to restock the safety eyes I initially wanted to put on him, and had also misplaced my needles... Grr. So, no arms yet or decent facial features (he was supposed to be a ghost, but now I think he looks more like a skeleton that's missing limbs?) But, I improvised.
C&C appreciated, and thanks for looking.  Grin
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« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2010 09:13:19 PM »

Is it nice to be back? You have done a wonderful job! I love Banjo!!
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« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2010 09:17:18 PM »

Is it nice to be back? You have done a wonderful job! I love Banjo!!
Thanks so much!!! Haha, it is great to be starting again, I forgot how much I missed it. Plus having something to do with my hands is helping me to quit smoking.  Shocked
I was really worried about putting him up since he seems so half-done to me and so many people on here do such awesome amigurumi, but I figure practice and encouragement is all I really need to get better and better.  Grin I'm used to doing things like afghans and blankets and such, so this is really new territory to me.
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« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2010 08:41:33 AM »

i love banjo just the way he is Smiley  the thing i love the most about amigurumi is that it is soooo forgiving.  sometimes you think you've screwed up and it actually comes out better than you thought it would!  i personally think afghans and blankets are more difficult (i'm working on my first afghan right now)....i think my issue is that i really have a hard time caring about gauge...  Wink
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« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2010 11:15:33 AM »

Thanks spidermom, you're too good to me.  Grin
I totally know what you mean about afghans and such being more difficult. I have a really huge problem sometimes with counting my stitches and all while I crochet because I kind of just zone. With amigurumi apparently it's fine, as I have a stitch marker. With anything else... well, let's say I've ruined a lot of projects by not counting and accidentally warping them. Lol.
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