Friday, 14 January 2011

FO Friday again

I'm quite excited about FO Friday today. For I have two things to share, and one of them *gasp* is from WIP Wednesday last week!

Yes, I've finally put a face on my amigurumi tiger and he's ready to meet the world.

Isn't he cute?
I used some black embroidery thread I have hanging around from an unfinished cross stitch I've been working on. I think he looks quite sweet, and I'm very pleased with him.

The other thing I finished this week was a new project, started and finished on the same day (last Friday, in fact, but waaay to late to be included in last week's FO Friday post). I mentioned on Wednesday we have a few babies arriving over the next six months or so; I started my gift-making with an experiment in baby hats:

This is the Popcorn Crown hat by Paula Dean Nevison. It's that yellow Top Value DK again, until I buy any more baby-things yarn everything I make will be this colour! Using a 6mm hook, my hat has come out with a circumference of 14 inches, which according to this chart makes it suitable for a newborn. But as I have no experience with babies and their heads, I have no idea if this is accurate or not. Does anyone have any idea? If it is possibly too small, then I will follow kelbeldesign's advice and add two more dcs to the starting round and making it longer. I also really like the effect she gets with using two colours (see her other project here).

I feel I ought to apologise to my non-knitting/crochet readers. A lot of the links here are Ravelry-based, so you'd need to be a member of the site to see them. I presume everyone who's found their way here from Tami's blog is on Ravelry already, though.

I also promise to blog more about the other stuff, not just my crochet! I'll make a real effort to start on the other photography challenges soon, and I'm in the middle of a huge Games Workshop audit in the house to find out how many miniatures we have that need painting, so expect a large Warhammer related post in the next week or so too.

Have a good weekend, and don't forget to head over to Tami's Blog to check out the other FOs posted today.


  1. Your tiger is so cute! I have an obsession with amigurumi myself :P

  2. I have an overwhelming desire to poke your tiger's tummy. Is that bad? Cute hat, too!

  3. The tiger is ADORABLE. I just want to squeeze him. The hat is adorable too!

  4. That tiger is making me smile crazily at my computer screen, I love it! The face is adorable.

    I've actually just started doing baby hats this week, too, I may have to use that pattern for one. The popcorns add such cool texture.

  5. Cute tiger! And I do think the newborn sized hat would make a good baby gift. Even if the giftee grew out of it in a few months, the parents would appreciate the gift for a long time to come.

  6. It's good to get (and give!) baby things in different sizes. Otherwise you're overwhelmed with things in newborn sizes beyond what the baby has time to wear, then six months later you're needing to shop for everything.

  7. I agree with Kathleen, the tiger's face is adorable! I love him!


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