I have no words for how happy I am with this. No words. I think asdfgfhjklicantijustcant comes closest to the sounds I’m making right now.
Ever since I became a bit of an Avengers/Loki fangirl I’ve been screaming that I need to make a Loki doll. The problem just was that I tend to procrastinate a lot on stuff I make for myself, because I always have this little ‘but I need to make more stuff for selling first!’ yelling at me from the back of my mind.
So I slacked and slacked, until two days ago I suddenly found myself in need for a last-minute birthday gift for a fellow member of Loki’s army.
I originally intended to make a mini doll for her, but because I only found out two days before her birthday party that I was actually able to go I didn’t really have time to invent a new pattern (getting proportions and stitch counts right takes longer than you’d think) so I went for a regular doll instead.
So yeah, I was in a bit of a hurry with this, which actually turned out to be a pretty good sort of anti-perfectionist therapy. I usually frog things a million times before I’m happy with them, but this time I just went with the first thing that came out of my hands. Yes, even the helmet. I am pretty damn proud of the helmet, and it was a first-try improvisation. ♥
I think that the only thing I would really change the next time is the cape. Single crochet stitches produce a pretty stiff fabric, so it’s a bit of a ‘dost mother know thou weareth her towel?’ now. I tried double crochet but the fabric became a bit too holey for my taste. I would’ve loved to knit it to improve the drape, but seeing as my knitting is currently ten times slower than my crocheting that wasn’t really an option this time. Definitely knitting it next time though.
I’m writing this about an hour before I go to the birthday party and will have to part with him soon, so I’m off now to give him ALL THE HUGS while I still can. :’)