Wednesday, September 8, 2010

WIP Wednesday 5 - Best Pals Pattern

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Thanks for keeping me going, Tami! Work-in-Progress Wednesdays always come sooner than I expect! School started officially yesterday...I barely had a chance to sit down! Of course I wore heels too and after a summer of wearing flip-flops and flats my feet were just a tad tired. In fact, my entire body was tired! Anyway, I realized today that I can only get so much done in a day and I shouldn't stay for too much longer after school gets out to work on things. There is always tomorrow and people will just have to wait! Everything is going very well though all in all and I do feel the excitement now of my job. Helping teachers incorporate technology and showing people new tricks is fun and I feel good about what I do.

Moving on to the crochet part of things...I started to make a pattern for what I like to call Best Pals! It will include how to make bears, bunnies, puppies, kitties, piggies, and who knows what else. It's meant to be like a starter package for amigurumi beginners!

I have all my notes written out because I've made the lil guys several times, I just never photographed the steps and pieces and I like to include progress photos in my patterns. I know I appreciate them when I purchase patterns because sometimes the text just isn't enough!

Here's all i have so far from the weekend. It's really windy outside and getting a little dark so my photos didn't turn out so well. I just placed an antique effect to give it a little something. I know, I did say I was going to focus on my Meden Patapon...I just can't seem to get the motivation! I don't know what's gotten into me! Maybe because she's turning out to be harder than I thought. She'll make an appearance soon. I promise.


  1. Your ami guys come out looking so smooth! Mine always have fuzz sticking out at weird angles. Maybe its the brand of yarn I use? Who knows.

    Love the Tear Fairy. :)

  2. It could be the yarn! I checked out your blog (i love it--especially the recipes you offer--yummmmm!) and your amis are GREAT! Everything you do is perfect so my guess would be that it is the yarn. I use Caron Simple Soft yarn for most of my amis. It's nice and smooth and I've noticed the difference between that and say, Red Heart Super Saver yarn.

  3. What a great idea for a beginner amigurumi book! I know when I started, I would have loved a step by step in pictures! The purse I just made had the weirdest pattern and the only thing that got me through it was someone on Ravelry did a picture step by step on her project section.

    I've used Simple Soft for one of my amis (the turtle) and I found it a little slippery. You don't have issues because of that, Suravi?

  4. It does feel a little slippery, but I like it! Compared to other yarns that give you a snug feel, there's something about the Simply Soft yarn that I like. Everyone has their favorites and preferences though. What kind do you like to use for amis?

  5. I love your idea about the amigurumi beginner book. Good luck with Best Pals!

  6. Yeah, the Red Heart stuff is definitely a downer. I use Lion Brand yarn which is 100% acrylic. I'll have to test out the Caron Simple Soft. Thanks! :)