Too many hobbies, too much to do, too little time - Welcome to the Pospolita Project.
Sunday, February 13, 2011
I must first say that this all started with a Monkey named Marty. Aint he sweet?! I fell in LOVE with this pattern, and because of my pattern purchase, I found out when Zeb was born! I had to have him and quickly made him mine. As I starred into Zeb's beee-autiful zebra eyes, all I could think of was "Holy Crap! He'd make a cute unicorn!!!" If you have ever tried to find a decent unicorn pattern, you know that they all look slightly (and most times mostly) derranged! Or - they look lanky and totally un-magical...it's very frustrating. So - I emailed the pattern Goddess who created Marty and Zeb and a ton of other equally adorable amigurumi patterns and mentioned the unicorn resemblance. I explained that I'd been trying to find a unicorn pattern for kiddo and here's the awesome holy-crap part...I e-mailed her on January 22nd, and on february freakin 3rd...SHE SENT ME THIS!!!!!!! On the grand scale of things that are impressive...going from a "Hey - your zebra looks like a unicorn" to a full blown pattern with completed example is waaaay up there!! I mean - I'm fast but - holy crap! :)
I started him last Monday on the way home from Moncton. By the time I hit Fredericton, I had finished the head. By Monday night, the body, horn, ears, and neck and part of a leg. Tuesday
night I finished the leg...and the main and tail (after a couple of "please help!" e-mails for clarification on the tail) *note* Pattern lady is super friendly and WAY helpful!! with her guidance, I had it finished in no time flat! :) I wrapped up and attached a 2nd leg. Then I got side tracked until last night when I finished the last 2 legs. I (HEART) her! :) I skipped the button joints cuz...well...I was just too darn lazy :) Instead, she's stitch jointed and her legs flip flop all around. :) Can't wait to get started on a couple more of these! :) She went together super easy! First, though - I should probably start on Zeb...or maybe finish a couple of my other un-finished projects! :D
And on a totally non crochet note...I think somebody may be suffering from a little bit of cabin fever??