Friday, 22 October 2010

The Southpark Boys are complete

The whole gang is now complete. Kenny was the 1st of the dudes I made, and now he has his friends

Stan with his usual worried look

Cartman looking brow-furrowed and tubby (i've squished him down a tad more now so he looks a bit more rotund lol) 
And last,but not least Kyle

Monday, 18 October 2010

Baby Crobot 2

Yes he is exactly the same as the 1st crobot, just in opposite colourway. He had to be done as my older kiddo wanted one like his little brothers "can i have a red one mummy?"

Starkiller TFU2

Starkiller from the game The Force Unleashed 1&2. For those not in the know, he is Darth Vaders apprentice in the games set between the Star Wars films 3 and 4. This is him more from the 2nd game as he's duel wielding the lightsabres.

Sunday, 17 October 2010


Another addition to the crobot collection...please meet Dogbot

Saturday, 16 October 2010


I have broken my thumbnail...right into the quick...and it's a tad nippy (cue lots of colourful expletives).

Anyway, i can still crochet and knit, but pushing the needle through while sewing up hurts like h*ll. So i have about 3 and a half little things made...a Starkiller from The Force Unleashed 2 and some more Crobots (CROchet roBOTS) are in the works...and a couple more ideas sprung to mind over the last few days.

So don't worry...i WILL be back (oh, another idea just popped into mind), and please feel free to comment and make suggestions you would like to see and i'll see what i can do.


Friday, 15 October 2010

space invader mini thing

MrPointyHead challenged a creative thing with this image

So i made a bagtag/phonedangly/iphone screen wipe kind of thing

knitted, 15 sts across on 3mm needles with DK...hey what do you expect in 40 minutes LOL

EDIT:- Many Thanks to MrPointyhead for choosing this as the winner...YAY i won something. Code for Space InvadersInfinity Gene gratefully received thank you :-D

Thursday, 14 October 2010


Next we have a Na'avi from the planet Pandora, the setting for the film Avatar. Normally really tall this teeny guy is nearer 9cm than 9 foot high.

For sure, it's Stefano

Today we have Stefano Domenicali the principal of Ferrari Formula One team

Sunday, 10 October 2010

White Stig

Well if i was gonna do one I had to do the other as here's White Stig aka Ben Collins

He is The Original Stig

The Black Stig in typical hands on hips pose.

Ben Collins (aka White Stig) may have been in the press a lot recently but Perry McCarthy is the original Black Stig from 2002-2003.

Master Yoda I am

I think I'll make a mini walking stick for him, but other than that here is Master Yoda. The pic here dosn't show that his robes have a hood as well, but I'll edit in another pic when i get one.

Edit 17/10/10 now with walking stick,and a side on pic to show the hooded robes

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Teeny Adrian

This time it's a teeny Adrian Newey...for those not in the know this is the aerodynamics genius of Red Bull...if not the whole of Formula 1 !

Friday, 8 October 2010

It'sa mia .. Mario

This is actually the second time I've worked thru this pattern and I would still gladly do it again.

Not only is it an easy to follow pattern...even better, it's FREE and can be found HERE

Many, MANY thanks to the designer WolfDreamer...have a look if you are a Mario or Pokemon fan or know one, cos this woman is a my opinion she's a tad mad cos she could easily make a fortune selling her patterns on ebay/etsy/ravelry but she has the wonderful ethos that fan-art should be free, and I for one will not complain about that LOL. I know for sure I will definitely be working thru some more of her creations.

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Hornette Inspired

 Sorry guys...I HAD to lol

Yup it's a mini Christian Horner. Inspiration has to go to adapting the pattern for the Southpark dudes with a good deal of inspiration from Unlap 
Things to note...belt buckle, superman cape, watch and ring...think i got all the girls from The Christian Horner Fanclub (unofficial FB group) kinks covered. :-)
I'm actually really chuffed how the first attempt has turned out...who's next :-)


If you don't know who this little guy is....WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN??? How can you have missed this bit of TV geekage LOL

Okay, this is Kenny from Southpark, pattern can be found at  la fee crochette on etsy, unfortunately not a free pattern sorry but in my opinion worth it.

Same designer as the crobot below, realy fiddly arms due to the small number of stitches, but at barely 3" high he definitely has the "aaaawwww" factor

Baby Crobot

This pattern came free with the October 2010 issue of Let's Knit magazine, but also comes from the book Crobots by Nelly Pailloux. He's a little bit fiddly using only a 2.5mm hook but the finished result is so worth it. My 2yr old has slept with him on his pillow every night since I made him and we had a little panic at 8pm cos he disappeared (he fell down the back of the bed, but brave Mummy resued him).

 I enjoyed him enough to buy the full book and I'm looking forward to making my robot loving 2 year old a few more similar things for his Christmas Stocking substituting embroidery for some of the springs and beads in the patterns. Made exactly to the patterns most of them are not suitable for kids, but perfectly suitable for the geeky friend you have.

What is "Amigurumi"?

Okay...basics first I'd better explain what the long word means. We all love Wikipedia and here is what it says...

Amigurumi (編みぐるみ?, lit. knitted stuffed toy ) is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed animals and anthropomorphic creatures. The word is derived from a combination of the Japanese words ami, meaning crocheted or knitted, and nuigurumi, meaning stuffed doll. Amigurumi are typically animals, but can include artistic renderings or inanimate objects endowed with anthropomorphic features.

There is no real reason to them other than being there to look cute...generally with a head much bigger than "normal" proportions with a tiny body and limbs. Inanimate objects often get made too, carrots,cakes,clouds,raindrops...the list is endless...and all with eyes and mouth to add to that massive cuteness factor. If an amigurumi makes you thing "aaawww" then it has generally produced the right response.
They are usually made in single crochet, using a hook a size or two smaller than would normally be used for the yarn thinkness.

If you are reading and would like to learn but don't know how there are loads of great tutorials on the internet, You Tube has some great video tutorials. As an example of instuctions that i think are quite clear to follow I can recommend a fellow Blogger user The Art of Crochet by Teresa

I have been able to knit and crochet since i was about 5 years old...Granny taught...which is now into 30 years worth now, altho I probably didn't do too much over the years it was about 4 years ago when i was pregnant with my first that i got back into it regularly, and in the past year my Husband and I stopped smoking which has made me even more prolific LOL. I've always liked making small and colourful things so gravitating towards making amigurumi is no surprise.

There is an almost unending amount of free patterns online, and many great books filled with far too many cute things to be allowed :-). If I've followed a pattern I'll try and link to find it into the posts.

Anyway...that's enough heavy blethering (scottishism for nonsense talk) for the moment. Next some pics of my recent makes

First Post

The title will mean more once i post some things.

A very recent obsession with teeny crochet things has developed...amigurumi to give them their "proper" name lol.

I will sort out photos etc soon.

mrs eviltedi