Tuesday, October 25, 2016

That's no space station...it's a robot.

Here is the project I was trying to make when I accidentally made a Death Star.  A robot.

It turns out that if you add arms legs and an oversized head to an Ultimate Weapon, you get a rather friendly robot.

This guy is made out of 8ply cozy wool with a wire armature to hold the pose.  There are also eight washers in the feet to balance out the giant head.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Unexpectedly Evil

I accidentally made a Death Star.

I was working on another project when one of the parts started looking familiar.  With the quick addition of a button I had my very own crochet Death Star.

I hope to finish the new project soon.  I just have to deal with some pesky rebels first.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Mo-Mo the Octopus

I have a Christening coming up, so I've taken a break from human amigurumi to make this cute cephalopod:

I present to you Mo-Mo designed by Tamara Bower-Snow for Roxycraft. 

Mo-Mo is made with 4ply yarn and a 2.5mm crochet hook. For the eyes, I used black felt attached with a felting needle (no tedious stitching!). The highlights were a bit tricky, small bits of felt break apart under a felting needle. Instead I embroidered two French Knots and then used the felting needle to flatten them to the eyes.