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« on: May 15, 2007 01:42:13 PM »

Soon I'll be able to fill a Millenium Falcon on its way to Alderaan.

His bag is functional. I'm not sure what he keeps in it. Ammunition for his crossbow? Beef jerky?

I'm trying to keep it all to scale here. I'm not sure Chewie is supposed to tower over the droids quite this dramatically, but he is mighty tall.

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« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2007 01:45:21 PM »

OH.  MY.  GOD.

Chewie is great!!   Is this your own pattern?  I wish I could make up my own patterns.  I LOVE ALL your star wars items!!!!

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« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2007 01:48:14 PM »

Haha Love it.  I think he is that much taller.

I really like how you used a fuzzy yarn.  It makes him more Chewie like Smiley


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« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2007 01:55:53 PM »

This totally rocks!...in the first photo he looks like he was caught doing something wrong...LOL...bad Chewie.... Wink


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« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2007 02:03:52 PM »

so cute!!!  great job!!!
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2007 02:05:08 PM »

Oh! I forgot that I wanted to talk about the yarn. I looked for like a week at Michael's, JoAnn's, Crafty Planet, and another random yarn store, but I could never find one I thought would look perfect. Finally I settled on a Lion(s?) Brand fake mohair ("fauxhair"?), but it wasn't fuzzy enough. I crocheted him inside out like planetjune suggests (http://www.planetjune.com/blog/fuzzy-yarn-tips/. Not fuzzy enough. So I brushed him with a toothbrush. Hard. Really hard. Not fuzzy enough. Then I brushed him with the plastic brush that comes built into the cap of a spray-on suede cleaner, and that seemed to fluff him up a lot.

The fur still looks soft, not rugged like in movie life, but I'm pleased with it. This morning I realized that I should have used that yarn that says, "It felts!" and then, you know, figure out how to felt him. That would be awesome. After I fill the Falcon, I could make Chewie a family ...

The pattern -- yes, it is my own. I've sort of worked out a basic pattern of a person by reading other patterns and then doing a couple of these. I still find myself ripping things out a lot, though! What's great about having discovered crochet is that it makes me feel productive while we watch TV. Woo hoo!

And his face! I know! He totally looks guilty of something!

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« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2007 02:05:21 PM »

you are so totally my new hero!

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« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2007 02:45:51 PM »

That is awesome.  I also vote for beef jerky being in his bag.  Chewy seems like a beef jerky type of guy.

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« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2007 02:51:40 PM »

I love that! They are all so cute and adorable!
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2007 04:09:28 PM »

Yay! I love love love all your Star Wars amigurumi. I hadn't seen your droids before either - if you'd asked I would have said it's IMPOSSIBLE to crochet R2-D2! Excellent job with all of them. (Yeah... huge Star Wars fan here  Grin).

I think the yarn you used for Chewie looks good - if it was much fuzzier he'd be too fluffy and you wouldn't be able to see his shape clearly, so I think you've got a happy medium there.

Great job! Can't wait to see what you come up with next...

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