I have modified the proportions of my original robot design for this new one, and added eyelashes!
Super cute! Apologies for bad photo quality.
Last year, I made a kitten crochet doll for Rebecca, one of my dance students. Her little brother, Alec–pictured above, wasn’t even born yet. And she very sweetly let him play (briefly) with her kitten doll, which she named Emily (after me!) Her mom posted a picture on Facebook, and I had to ask her to let me share, because I couldn’t resist the cuteness!
Here are some WIP pics from the original post. Click here for the link to the full post, where you can find pattern information, etc.
I am very excited about these pictures for two reasons.
My crochet baby robins are so much more photogenic when they are having their pictures taken by a real photographer with a real camera! Thank you, Mady!
Here I am (on the left) at the cast party for Narnia: the Ballet with the three lovely ladies who play the Robins. The Robins welcome the Pevensies to Narnia and bring them to the home of Mr. & Mrs. Beaver (me and my great friend Benjamin).
Their moms asked me to make each of them a baby robin as a show gift. Here is a close-up:
They have named them Cheep, Chip, and Chirp. So cute!
Better pictures to come! My friend Mady is taking pictures for me now… Whimsical Makes is moving up in the world!
… and I need some help. I am creating this robot based on a picture, no pattern available. The head block is a cube made out of six 12 sc x 12 row squares, and the body block is made out of 20 sc x 20 row squares. I think the proportions are off, and the body block looks too big. Thoughts?
It is cute though, right?
I read a very cool book called Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting (not an affiliate link) with all of these beautiful, quirky essays about how knitting helped the various writer connect to their pasts, to new friends, to their pets; to grieve lost loved ones and discover new depths to their patience and characters.
I started shopping at this awesome little store called Northfield Yarn, where everyone is a knitter. I met not a single fellow crocheter.
And I began to feel as though I should likewise learn to knit. That somehow it was morally superior to crochet.
And behold, Northfield Yarn offered knitting classes. I already knew (sort of) how to knit and purl, but had no idea what to do beyond that, so I signed up for a hat making class, geared towards beginners (rather than brand new newbies).
God bless the patience of my instructor–I think her name was Vanessa. She was very encouraging and helped me start over (several times) and never questioned my difficult (idiotic?) choice to knit my very first project on metal double points. Why, oh why did I not buy a circular needle?? Any circular needle–anything to keep those tiny little stitches from sliding of both ends, unbeknownst to me.
Some things I learned about myself:
So I am glad that I did it, and I don’t think I have laid down knitting needles forever, but for now I will stick with my crochet hook. Even though sometimes I feel like a crocheter in a knitter’s world.