scarf (my second one from this pattern, still an A+ tv-makin' project) and saw its tentacle-ish-ness, I knew I had to whip up some little marine amigurumi to add in.
this excellent pattern,which has some adorable shaping, although the directions for the tail decreases are a bit wonky. And rather than frog and fix, I decided to do something different and crocheted a chain with some wire in it, then wrapped the whole thing in the project's yarn (which is a baby/sport weight, I wasn't sure I'd like making an ami with it, but I did.), so now it has a longer and more authentically prehensile tail. The eyes on this guy are temporary, as I was in a hurry and "embroider on little lines with yarn, then run down to the beach to photograph!" was the quickest fix I could think of.
tiny crab (that pattern is a Ravelry link), one of those amaaaazing little crochet patterns where you sit down with your hook and some yarn and like, ten minutes later, bam, something cute! I think I'm coming around to working with cotton yarn, with each project I do in it, I like it a little more, especially the way it makes the single crochet stitches for amigurumi projects really pop.
Knook hooked crochet hook thingie in my right hand (baby steps) and a conventional knitting needle in my right---a hybrid process designed by my dear mum when I told her the Knook's "knit onto a piece of rattail cord" method seemed like cheating---to try and get used to the different motion of knitting without driving myself batty because how can I move the yarn without a hooked bit to hold it, which was a big part of what frustrated me when I tried to learn to knit a couple years ago.
Also finished this week (just this morning, in fact, it was already a day overdue at the library):
Linking up, as usual, with the amazing circles of crafty people at Fibers on Friday and FO Friday---go see their work! Their knitting is much, much better than mine, I promise. ;)