SQUEEEEEE! (that\'s the sound a Squidlet makes... when they are not nomming all your food)
\"THE WORLD WOULD BE MUCH SIMPLER IF PEOPLE JUST THREW SQUIDS AT EACH OTHER INSTEAD OF BULLETS.\" -Dr. Squeeooh Suckerton
Meet my littlest cephalopod friends, the Squidlets! Crocheted from acrylic yarn and stuffed with a tiny bit of polyester fiberfill, with black half-round eyes. They are all individually handmade by me, from my own design.
You can use a Squidlet for all sorts of different things - cat toys, party favors, hair accessories, keychains, and lots more! Or you can just love them as a happy squishy little toy to hold! They\'ve all got their own silly personality!
Continuously featured in my Etsy shop at very affordable prices. Check them out here: [link] My shop: www.happysquidmuffin.etsy.com
I started knitting this just after "May the Best Pet Win" aired in November 2011 and finished the front with the RD design within about a week, but then (like ALWAYS), I got bored with the normal stuff (like making a back, the 2nd sleeve, the ZZZZZzzzzz.....) and put it down until just after the New Year.
Suddenly, BronyCon was coming up and I hadn't finished it! Panicking, I raced to finish off the sleeves and literally stayed up until 4 am seaming it together. It was still a hair bit damp when I got to convention (at the time, I was living about 4 blocks away from the Penn Hotel).
And OH GOD. It was like 60 bucking degrees that day! In winter! D:
Anyways, despite my procrastination, it turned out fairly well. I accidentally felted the sleeves a wee bit since they were still damp when I wore it (and I was moving around, and sweating -- GROSS) and the bottom was a little short for my tall frame, but I tried to remain faithful to the Eagle's design.
Knitted in 100% wool from Cascade Yarn's Cascade 220 in various colors (if someone really cares, I can probably go dig them up), using approximately 1400 yards (about 3/4 of a mile of yarn!)
Designed by me! I used Photoshop to enlarge the pixels and didn't even make a full-blown chart, which meant I was tied to my computer the whole time. The basic sweater design was modified from Ann Budd's template.
Time taken: 3 hours design + ~15 hours knitting
EDIT: Pictures were taken on my fire escape because it was too damn hot to venture very far outside, carrying a wool sweater.
Here is Garrus from Mass Effect! He is considerably bigger than my other plushies, and required a great deal more effort. I ended up adjusting an existing sit-pattern, as the original pieces I tried using weren't to scale, and I am NOT a patterner normally, but I think he turned out really great! I'm very happy with him. This fellow has a twin that I gave as a gift to the lovely and talented , but I couldn't bear to not have one myself! I also couldn't bring myself to scar him up, so despite it being his ME2 armour (or as close as I could get), I say it's pre-face-rocket.
Garrus is made of felt, with painted and inked details. His visor is made of felt and the plastic from a pastry container. Yeah, I'm not kidding. My hubby enjoyed that part since he had to eat the pastries. He makes sacrifices for my hobby...
You can see the back details here. And here is a side view.
Teeny Tiny Zergling to go along with the Teeny Tiny Terran. And I've officially said "Teeny Tiny" far more times than I am comfortable with. Sorry. He's made of alova suedecloth and felt, and he actually turned out WAY cuter than I thought he would. I'm gonna miss this little guy when he goes off to Germany. WHICH IS WHY I MUST MAKE AN ARMY!!!!! ZERG RUSH!