It's January now. So that baby can be here is just a few weeks. That's not a lot of time. Luckily, I finished all my Christmas gifts, as seen in the last post. I also finished that damn pillow. Let's dwell there for a moment.
|BFF turtle pillows|
Of course, this guy shows the wear of almost 20 years of lovin from my brother. His face embroidery is almost all gone and his arms are barely holding on these days. Which is why Andrew wanted me to make a new one for him. This way he can keep the one Grandma made and destroy the one I make.
I tried to match Grandma's turtle as best possible, while making my own improvements. For one thing, my turtle is almost entirely done in single crochet. And his shell is in the right spot :o). But I tried to shape the head to look like the actual Ninja Turtle and I crocheted the limbs, head, shell and belly together with that green panel (Grandma sewed her pieces together....I'm too lazy for that). I tried to make the arms and legs muscular and "realistic" shaped*.
I took a ton of notes and wrote down every stitch I made. Maybe eventually I'll write it up but I really need a break from this guy. He's been in the works for about a year now and I just don't want to look at him again for quite a while. Unless I'm in my brother's room to watch = 3 with him.
As for that baby blanket, it's almost done. Hopefully it'll be in the mail by the end of this week.
*How realistic can it be when it's modeled after a cartoon ninja turtle??