I had some extra yarn while crashing with a couple of hospitable friends, so I thought I’d whip them up a cozy for their Chemex coffee maker (which I thoroughly enjoyed throughout my visit). Also, I made an ammonite for reasons I cannot fully explain. Something something spirals something infinity something eternal recurrence?
My sister and I were brainstorming for a gift idea for a friend, and we landed on making them a Batman-themed pillow. I don’t do a lot of colorwork, so this was kind of fun.
When a friend asked me for a psychedelic narwhal, I responded with a resounding “…OK?” Here’s how it turned out! Usually I consult patterns, but I just winged this one.
I adapted an existing animal pattern to create this apple-obsessed panda. She’s named after an adorably sassy little panda at Maruyama Zoo in Sapporo. Shout out to all the wonderful Japanese pandas I stalk on Instagram!
My dad had been asking me forever for an amigurumi version of Blinky from an early episode of the Simpsons. Once I made one for him, a couple more people wanted some. I can see why!
For the 2017 March for Science, I offered to make a brain hat for any of my friends who planned to attend a march. They really took me up on it! I knitted 12 brain hats in total in a month or two. That was a lot of I-cord to sew down! I used a watermelon as a mannequin head, but only for the first one.
I like to read while I knit, and sometimes I also need to consult a knitting book while I read. Keeping all those books open while knitting can be a bit tough, so I’m glad I have Hokuto in my corner for these cases.
Andy and I created this faux turf effect for his office door, and I knitted a bunch of ants to crawl all over it. There’s even a queen with a little crown!
This was pretty early on in my time crocheting amigurumi, and I was still doing it “inside out.”
I had just a little bit of this fun novelty yarn, so I thought I’d make some coasters with them. They’re more durable and useful than I thought they might be!
I custom made these gloves for a friend who was born with two differently sized hands and has trouble finding gloves.
I also made a same-sized pair for another friend. This novelty yarn was understandably popular – SO SPARKLY!! ALL THE SEQUINS!