Thursday, November 20, 2008

Finished for Friday: A Real Turkey

I'm getting a little crazy with this whole Amigurumi thing. I have to try every silly pattern I find. So in honor of Thanksgiving, I present this week's effort - a turkey. The pattern is available at the Lion Brand yarn site. In my usual nitpicky manner I'll confess that I didn't have the right size eyes. I think these are 8mm and I was supposed to use 6mm. I know - it ruins the whole look. In the further interest of full disclosure, I'll admit that he's also supposed to have legs and feet. I was just rolling my eyes so much at this point that by the time I got the tail sewn on I just lobbed it across the room at a kid and ignored the feet. I really don't think they would have helped much.


Got some more shopping bags made for Christmas presents. If you know me in real life, guess what you're getting for Christmas? Try and act surprised. Pattern can be found on Craftster.


And here is the little boy mouse finished up to go with the little girl mouse I made earlier. I think the ornamentification process takes me as long as doing the actual stitching. Of course since I finished this, I had to order a few more canvases from this eBay shop.

Some of you have asked how I get so many things done. Let's be clear - I don't start and finish these things in the same week - far from it! I'm the Queen of unfinished projects, which is why I started this weekly feature. It's giving me incentive to clean up and finish some of the things around here.

Now it's your turn. Please show us anything you've managed to get done this week!

7 people stopped folding laundry to write:

noble pig said...

I love the turkey and his bulging eyes.

Laura said...

I really think these shopping bags are pretty and useful.
Great idea.
Cute turkey too.

mames said...

haha, the turkey is hilarious. i have only made one amiguri thingy, a turtle. i was done by the last led, i really do not embrace sewing and knitting combined.

the shopping bags are great, i have found my go to project if the xmas list fails.

Alisa said...

I love your turkey. He's adorable because of his "differences".
Sorry I can't participate this week. I failed big time. Being new to knitting is teaching me a lot. Mostly teaching me to question why I ever took up knitting in the first place....

Cheryl Lage said...

Once again, I AM participating, but not exactly in an orthodox way. (Although seriously, I am VERY happy with what was finished this week!)

Digging the turkey, and love the cloth selection on the shopping bag. You're my productivity idol. :)

Patty said...

I think the turkey is so cute! And, so is the ornament and I really like the material you used on the bag. Whoever gets one of those from you is lucky! I just now posted my finishes because I forgot to take pictures this week and last night. Three of my projects were sitting around, just waiting to be finished, so I appreciate the motivation from FFF to complete them.

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