The original image is from Begemott on DeviantArt. I love it – it totally describes what I feel about my bear Snuffy who I showed you all earlier in the week. And while idly flicking through the internet a couple of weeks back I got relinked to the meme and decided I HAD to make that bear.
Yes he’s fighting a sheep in that last photo. I didn’t have any scary soft toy monsters!
I call him the Guardian Bear and he’d be a great make for anyone, but I think he’d be a particularly nice gift for a child who is struggling with nightmares. Or in my case an insomniac adult who’ll give anything a shot (I’m not sleeping because of monsters, sure – gimmie the Guardian Bear!).
This weekend I hope to release a new pattern for a very special bear. So I want to see your very special bears!
This is Snuffy:
I’m not releasing a pattern based on him, although one day I probably will make a crochet Snuffy, but the pattern I am releasing links into the childhood teddies we used to sleep with at night. And he’s mine. He is currently 26 years and 5 months old (that’s an old t-shirt he’s wearing) and needs to wear all those pieces of clothing because otherwise he will fall apart. He has more scars from being sewn up than any other teddy I’ve ever met. He got me through spider attacks, my little sister being born, appendicitis, going to uni and living alone for the first time, bad break ups, and everything in between – he only doesn’t still sleep in my bed because a) he’s incredibly delicate and b) I think my other half would find that a bit too weird. I do still get him down if I feel sick or have had a really bad day though. Because teddies don’t stop providing comfort just because you’re an adult!
Guys, I have discovered a new obsession, nearly as life consuming as crochet.
For the uninitiated, Roller Derby is basically rugby (or american football) on roller skates, minus the ball. The idea is to get one player on a team of five past the other teams players to score points, and to do that you push the other team’s players out of the way or get in the way of them moving in order to let your jammer (the point scorer) through your wall of blockers. If you’ve ever seen ‘Whip It’ it’s that, only not actually quite as violent, and on a flat track in my case. I’m only very new new to the sport, so not at a game playing level yet until I pass some more minimum skills, but I am loving it.
And as is the case when you love something and also make ami’s, of course you crochet it!
Meet Ami! On the left here she is skating on my boyfriend’s team’s floor. On the right she’s been expertly modelled by my team mate Ninja Nina* from the Halifax Bruising Banditas. Check us out if you’re UK based, we’re recruiting! Check us out if you’re not UK based too of course ;)
*Names are a thing in Derby, as are personalised numbers. Mine is Rainbow D45H, after the My Little Pony character. I’m cool…
Hi guys. You’ll have noticed the posts have been scaling back on their regularity recently. This looks like it’ll be an unfortunately regular trend due to work commitments – apparently when you become a teacher you sign all your free time away as well as a hefty down payment of your creative mojo.
Don’t worry, Amiguruthi isn’t going away, it isn’t even been put on hiatus, it’ll just become one of those blogs that update less frequently but with super awesome patterns when it does update! Hopefully when summer rolls round and I get six weeks off I can have a splurge and get lots of awesome things in the pipeline. I have plans, I just need time!
To tide you over, here’s something I’ve been making this week:
He’s a dragon*! A Gingerbread dragon to be precise, made for a contest. I’ll be giving you the basic pattern next weekend (hopefully) or the weekend after, and showing you my edits and the original I was trying to imitate.
Bare with me folks! Thanks for sticking around.
*Yes, I’m aware he looks more like a Goblin from the angle of the first photo!
At Christmas my family have a tradition. Christmas Eve, we all get together, exchange presents from us kids (there’re three of us, all plus partners) and watch a film together. It’s probably the part of Christmas I look forward to the most. Christmas just gone, we watched ‘The Great and Powerful Oz’. It was ok, but mainly I like it because it inspired this weeks pattern, of a character who is on screen for no more than a couple of minutes – the River Fairy.
Original design at link below the photo. Credit to Michael Kutsche.
Make you own with the free pattern after the jump. Intermediate pattern – and the first time I’ve incorporated Double Crochet and Triple crochet into a pattern!