October update

Phew, I’m fiiiiinally over my post-con dip. I’m usually a bit slower with designing and releasing new stuff after conventions, partially cause I’m a bit burned out from the stress of finishing all my ami’s for the Tegendraads stand on time, and also because I usually pick up a few commissions at conventions and those have priority over other work. :)

For example I made this Kaito Kid from.. some CLAMP series I think? He was pretty fun to make (I love finding crochet solutions for little details like his monocle here) and my customer was really happy with him, so yay!

kaitokid

I made another rainbow tie on commission too, which was probably the last one I’ll ever make. I absolutely love the looks of them and the ties were awesome to practice my knitting with, but now that I’m a bit more experienced in knitting I realize that I hate garter stitch. It’s easy enough cause it’s only one type of stitch all the way, but it just feels really annoying to knit compared to stockinette. I have one rainbow and one pinkie tie left which will be for sale on the next convention, but those are the last ones until I find a better way to make them.

On a happier note: I’m really putting some work into my pony pattern because I decided to put it up for sale. I’m in the process of redesigning some little details now and making the instructions a bit easier to understand. After that I’ll just need to photograph all the pieces and do some final polishing to the pattern. I really hope to have everything finished before MLP:FiM season 3 airs!

And because before/after pictures are always fun, here’s a photo of Twilight Sparkle. ;)

The first photo was from when I was still heavily figuring out all the design elements. When she didn’t sell I decided to completely frog her and redo everything according to a newer version of the pattern. I don’t think I’ve ever been so happy I frogged a project. ^^

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2 Comments

  1. Samantha says:

    I love this pattern! I found it on ravelry and want to buy it but am looking for a source for the yarn. I was wondering if you have any suggestions. The link on ravelry to buy that yarn took me to a German website. Thanks in advance!

    • Rianne says:

      Happy to hear that you like the pattern!

      The yarn I use is indeed a German brand; I live in the Netherlands myself so it’s pretty commonly available in stores over here but I wouldn’t know any place else to get it, really sorry. :( I don’t think it would be any problem to use another yarn though. Phildar Cotton 3 is about the same weight as Catania but a bit more internationally available I believe, so you might try looking for that. Or with any other yarn you like; I’ve seen another pattern of mine that was meant for Catania done in Vanna’s Choice and it looked perfect, only difference is that the amigurumi will be a lot bigger.

      Good luck! :)

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