February 16, 2014 at 15:07:41 UTC
omg you guys I'm so excited about these little squishies
seriously I made the most unmanly noises when this baby was finished you have no idea
Not ready to take custom orders on these yet but I'm going to make a whole bunch of premades to sell.
on February 16, 2014 at 18:29:41 UTC
So cute! =D And I love the colours of this little guy too :)
on February 16, 2014 at 20:06:07 UTC
Thank you! :D
on February 16, 2014 at 21:25:43 UTC
Out of curiousity, is the yarn Red Heart "Gemstone"? The colours really remind me of that one particular colour :)
on February 16, 2014 at 22:06:54 UTC
I believe it is. I long ago lost the label for it; most of the junk acrylic yarn I have is from my mom's stash or various bargain bins at local yarn stores.
on February 16, 2014 at 22:07:34 UTC
It photographed weird and the teal/green looks more like turquoise in these pictures.
on February 16, 2014 at 23:35:05 UTC
Yup, it sounds like Gemstone :)
I absolutely LOVE that colour =D I can't find it anywhere locally, so I always have to get it through Ebay. It's a shame it doesn't come in larger skeins though >.>
on February 16, 2014 at 23:55:47 UTC
I just wish Red Heart wasn't so scratchy... :(
on February 17, 2014 at 00:05:38 UTC
It depends on the lot, actually. I've noticed this with black, especially. Sometimes, I'll get a large skein of it, and it's rough and scratchy and thick - thicker than what it should be, it seems =P Other times, I'll get the same size of skein, but the yarn will be so soft to the touch, like the complete polar opposite of what I had before O.o It's...kinda odd.
However, out of all the skeins I've got of Gemstone, it always seems to be really soft, but I find that the drawback for it, is that sometimes the yarn goes from a nice round circumfirence, to a flatten strip, almost like it's ribbon rather than yarn =P
Heh, if it's not one thing, it's another XD
on February 17, 2014 at 00:25:14 UTC
That's partly why I prefer working with natural yarns :\ If there are inconsistencies, it's usually planned, or at least acknowledged. For amigurumi acrylic yarn is still the best, I suppose, for the price. Hmm.
on February 17, 2014 at 00:28:03 UTC
Yeah, I don't get the chance to work with natural yarns that much. 100% cotton is nice to work with sometimes, but I haven't come across a nice, soft one yet. And wool...I can't afford that XD Usually it's just acrylic for me, cuz that's what I can afford for my amigurumi. It's also good for naalbinding too :)
on February 17, 2014 at 00:39:01 UTC
I've never tried nalbinding... sounds interesting.
Nice yarns are something of a luxury for me... if I get some extra money, there's a skein of mohair here, a ball of alpaca there. I prefer the feel of animal fibers over most acrylic, though Loops and Threads Impeccable is an acrylic with a nice feel to it.
on February 17, 2014 at 00:50:07 UTC
Naalbinding's fun :) I pretty much taught myself from watching YouTube videos, and I've made a few hats, and finally figured out how to make mittens :)
It's hard to find a more variety of yarns locally here, you pretty much have a choice between Red Heart, Bernat, Caron, and Lion Brand...and even with those brands, they don't seem to carry a lot of colours or styles. I do have one ball of wool (I can't remember if it's sheep or alpaca), my mom treated me to it once, when we were checking out the farmer's market. Made a cute little amigurumi star for her...in which when she got home, her dog claimed it as her own XD
on February 16, 2014 at 23:00:29 UTC
God ;3; I want one.
on February 16, 2014 at 23:55:20 UTC
I'll be uploading another one soon :3
on February 17, 2014 at 03:27:49 UTC
<3 I might wait till you're ready to get customs but I can't wait to see more.