Moru's Crafts

Returnation, and knitting.

Back with a bang!

It has been a very hectic few months for me over here in the sun-drenched state of Texas. I’ve been writing and reading and working my tail off trying to make enough money for all of my expenses — and still have some left over to take my dog to numerous vet visits (He had some food issues and allergies, but he’s doing much better now, by the way).

In my absence I have had so many good ideas for crafts… and I haven’t had any time to post them, so I’m hoping to make that up to everyone today!

A friend of mine recently decided to take up knitting. I will admit that even though it was the first fiber art that I learned, I’ve never been a fan of knitting. I thought it was hard, tedious and boring. When I learned to crochet, I realized that I adore fiber arts of all kinds. This time, I wanted to learn to knit for real. Before I didn’t even really know how to knit anything. The other day I watched some youtube videos and learned to knit in the round…

I felt like if I could learn to do that, I could learn to do anything in knitting. I learned so much in just a few short hours yesterday that my brain nearly exploded with how awesome it was.

For instance, I knitted this little guy, just yesterday. I used a pattern that I found on Ravelry.

The pattern can be found here if anyone is interested in using it. Jenna Krupar has some great knit patterns for softies.

For this little guy, I used my circular needles and red heart yarn in dark orchid, aran, and a little bit of carrot for the beak. I used two amigurumi eyes and a small nickel-sized piece of felt to put behind them. The instructions for this pattern were very easy to follow, and I’m glad I found it. It was a great first project.

Almost done with the body
Before the Kitchner bind off.I hope everyone is having a week, and expect to hear more from me soon!