Terrifying Baby Dragon and Bag of Noro

Two completed projects:

1. A terrifying baby dragon! He’s terrifying. And made of yarn. He also sat for a side view to show off his awesome back spines, wings and tail! He was made of many individually crocheted pieces but he is very cute. I will do more dragons in the future! He is looking at me RIGHT NOW.

2. This fat-bottomed bag is made out of 2 skeins of green and brown Noro all the way from Japan and stuffed in luggage! The first picture does not do it justice so here it is, filled with bunnies. It is a bunny-bag ratio! This bag is basically exactly 2 skeins of Noro — no more, no less. I was convinced I was going to run out for a while. I could snazz up the bag with some ribbon and a pin, I think.

The Pink Elephant

I had some pink yarn, and I wanted to do an experiment with it, so on a whim I gave in and decided to make a stuffy pink elephant. However, the pink elephant was (much) larger than I expected him to be, so I ran out of the original color mid-ear. So she is part-pink and part-purple.

Here is the pink elephant staring right at you in a pink elephant sort of way. She also sat for a nice side portrait. Then I did a size compare between the pink elephant and an ANSI Standard 4 Year Old. As you can see, the elephant is relatively large compared to the 4 year old.

My biggest sin: I am being too conservative with the stuffing. It leaves the stuffy very squishy but too floppy.

Amigurumi!

I buy yarn and turn it into stuffies!

I have made several things — scarves, mostly — but they haven’t been terribly interesting. Katie really liked the one I made for my Mom but otherwise they’ve just been scarves.

Then I decided to graduate to much more difficult crochet and started making amigurumi! These stuffies are tons of fun to make and they’re utterly adorable when they’re done. The first one I completed was a purple octopus but I didn’t have plastic eyes yet so I had to make the eyes. He turned out pretty good, and I am likely going to make him a pal. Katie immediately kidnapped him and now the purple octopus lives in Katie’s bed.

The more impressive amigurumi I made was the pink bunny in the white dress. The dress came out so-so, but the bunny came out spectacularly adorable. I can always make another dress, or a couple of dresses. The bunny is small and squeezable. By tomorrow morning, the bunny will also be stolen.

I love yarn you can squeeze! Yay!