Thursday, February 3, 2011

The mighty Cthulu

Well, October was a bust, which for various reasons I should have foreseen. I did finish some projects, but I also spent a lot of time absorbed in Real Life. It happens. We'll call it a wash.

He's dark and fearsome. No, really!
I'm working on getting back in gear creatively after a crazy last quarter of 2010. (Lesson learned: never move around the holidays. Terrible life choice!) I've recently taken up embroidery (more on that later), and I'm on the last round of a crocheted baby gift. I'll share pictures of that once it's completed and delivered. In the meantime, I'll just say that it's turning out so great I'm half-tempted to make one for myself.

Since I can't share pictures of that yet, how about some pictures from an old amigurumi project? My fiance loves the creepy tales of H.P. Lovecraft, so when I saw the crocheted Cthulu project in Creepy Cute Crochet, I knew I had to make it for him. (I believe it was his Christmas gift in '09.)

I'm really happy with the way it turned out (and the fiance loves it), although those tentacles took several tries to perfect. Luckily, the author provided a couple of really helpful tutorials on her blog, a fact which neatly sums up Why The Internet is Awesome.

Technical details (as far as I remember them): Lion Brand's Cotton-Ease yarn (worsted weight) in lime for all the stitching, with either an E or F hook.

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