Tuesday, February 21, 2012

100 Projects in 1 Year! Perry the Platypus Project!!!

Well, I've done another project! Which I am really excited about....So I'm going to get right down to it.

First of all, I found this awesome site that has TONS of free patterns...and as I was perusing I found this Perry the Platypus pattern!!! Confession time: I love Phineas and Ferb. My roomie Mandy introduced me to it about 3 years ago when we first lived in a dorm room together, and I llllllove it so much.

This was my first attempt at amigurumi, I'm practicing for another project for Hello Ladies that you will probably see soon on Project Baby! :-)

Here's the link to the pattern I used for Perry.

It was very easy to follow, which I enjoyed because often times I can't follow patterns written by others.

So this is basically all you need, other than your hook. OH! and you will definitely need something to help you keep up with what row you're on. I use a paper clip :-)

I turned on Tango and Cash (one of my fav classic Kurt movies - don't judge me)...and I made all the pieces I needed.





Here he is! Perry the Platypus! :-)

Somehow, I didn't take any pics of his eyes before I attached them, but they are the easiest part.
Also, I didn't add the feet because that was the only part of the pattern that I didn't understand. Honestly, if it hadn't been 1:00am and I wasn't feeling lazy, I could have figured it out. It definitely was operator error and not the pattern.

The pattern also has instructions for his hat! I will be making that sometime soon. I really just wanted to get Perry done and have my first frankenstein amigurumi under my belt.

Now that I made this for my roomie Mandy, I know I'll have to make one for sister Mandy haha because she also has a fierce love of Phineas and Ferb!

yay! I made my first amigurumi and I love it! I'll be making lots more I think :-)

Also, I finished another project, that I posted on the HL blog as a part of Project Baby! It's a cute baby beanie! Go check it out.


Thursday, February 16, 2012

100 Projects in 1 year and Congratulations!

Okay...it has been a crazy couple of weeks including the weekend! I've been working on several cool projects at church and I was 1st A.D. on my friends film a couple of weekends ago. AND my birthday was in there somewhere hehe (on Valentine's Day). :-)

So, I'm working on some projects and I have finished a couple that still have to be photographed. BUT FIRST congratulations are in order...

because my future sis is PREGNANT! I'm so excited, they are going to be awesome parents and this child is going to be adorable. Needless to say, I am really loving the year 2012 I get to become a wifey and an auntie!

So...this brings us to my progress on my 100 projects in one year. I have finished a couple that have yet to be photographed. They're both hats! I'll post pictures of those by next week. 

But in honor of this very exciting news, I'm going to show you a project that isn't quite finished yet! :-)
Just one of many baby related projects I'll be posting, I'm sure.

I'm doing an afghan for baby Deitering! I've been working on it for a while...and if the last 2 weeks hadn't been so crazy I would probably be joining squares tonight. However, I'm finishing up the last two sets of squares.

So, once this is finished, I'll be at 4 our of 100! 
P.S. Check the HL Blog next week because there will be a new feature and an in depth post about this project :-).

Are you being crafty this week?