The nice sunny weather brought out this little fella yesterday. He found himself a cosy spot with the only flowers in the garden.
Pattern: Bazzil the Buzzing Bumblebee by Amy Dianna
Yarn: Sirdar Bonus DK (yellow and black left over from the Granny Rectangle, white left over from the Tiger Stripe Starghan)
I made the eyes by attaching some black yarn where I wanted the first eye, then I did a chain and a single crochet in the same spot, before pulling my yarn through to tie the stitch off. Then I used a tapestry needle to thread the yarn through the head to the other side, and repeated the process for the other eye. Then, without cutting the yarn, I thread it back into the head and out to make the mouth. For the antennae, I chained seven or eight stitches (can't remember!), and pulled the yarn through, leaving a long-ish tail. Then I threaded the chain through the top of the head till it was halfway through, then arranged them to face in the right direction and trimmed the ends till they looked about right.
When I have more spare time, I'll make him some friends.