Friday, January 20, 2012
FO Friday--Meet Marco Moose
He's FINISHED!! My safety eyes arrived this week, and I was able to complete the amigirumi moose I've been crocheting for Theo. Now that I've used safety eyes in a project, I've concluded that I simultaneously love them and hate them. I love how cute they look compared to crochet eyes or button eyes, both of which can look weird or creepy. I'm also not very good at embroidery, which means that safety eyes look better on my finished projects than embroidery eyes. At the same time--Ugghhh!! Getting the plastic washer on the eye was a serious battle. My thumbs are still sore from the process.
And here is Marco, the fruit of my safety eye (and crochet) labor:
Isn't he cute now that his head is attached to his body, and he has cute little black safety eyes? I sure think so. I haven't given Marco to Theo yet, and it will probably be a few weeks before Little Man gets his moose. See, while I was wrestling with those safety eyes, a curious three year old began asking questions. When I explained that I was making a moose for Theo, she told me that she wanted an animal too. Once again, I pulled out Crochet Softies, and sat a child on my lap. After flipping through the different animals, Fee decided that she wants me to make her a red crab, like the one on the cover. And she is holding me to this too. She keeps asking about her crab.
Now before my amigirumi-loving kids wake up from their naps, I'm going to grab some peppermint tea and look at more FOs.