Gumball the kitten is still taking over the world!
Posted October 17, 2007on:
I’ve wanted a 3D Gumball the kitten for a while now. So … I made one, at last. And, frankly, I’m pretty proud.
I think I will call him Gumball “Gurumi” the Kitten. The first.
I crocheted Gumball amigurumi style. I used some of my leftover hot pink Lion Brand polarspun yarn. It has been discontinued, and for good reason: it is lovely, yet evil. (Like Gumball himself?) It works up into such a lovely mat, like a real plush toy — I stuffed the body with polypellets in a nylon toe, but probably could’ve dispensed with the nylon, because the worked up fabric is so dense. However, it’s hellaciously sticky-to-itself, and thus near impossible to pull out if/when you make a mistake. Which is practically unavoidable, because the furriness of it makes it insanely hard to see the individual stitches. I do plan to come up with a pattern for this, but I will have to work it out with normal yarn, because it was IMPOSSIBLE to count and figure out stitches while in the middle of this one; I was completely winging it most of the time. Then, maybe after I have a real pattern, I’ll see if I can do another Gumball in the Polarspun. Because I am a glutton for punishment. But isn’t it the perfect shade? What else am I going to do with this terrible stuff.
Eyes are surrounded by white felt. The eyes themselves (and mouth, and nose) are all black brads. (I snipped the corner off a square minibrad to get the nose.) I meant to embroider at least the nose and mouth, but since my floss box is AWOL, this is what happened.
I’m afraid this iteration of Gumball has no back legs (almost had no front legs either), and because of the placement of the tail, no asterisk butt either. Tragic I know. I’ll be sure to try to fix that next time.
We had to drop off the car to get a window fixed (hopefully the blinkers as well, ah, how would THAT be), and as it’s very close by, the kids and I walked home. Photowalked, I should say. We each had a camera (the kids have a FisherPrice one, and A used our old one — must upload all those photos as well), and we took quite a few photos — mostly of Gumball enjoying his first day out.
Expect more adventures of Gumball to come.
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