Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Techno Inspiration - "Technorati"


We recently purchased a new laptop computer.
Our Old Faithful finally up and died on us. We had her since 2003. That's old in computer years!

Anyway, when we started up the newbie we found loads of wonderful updated things. It was faster, smarter, cleaner, more efficient and super trendy. We wondered why we had waited so long...
When we set up the kid's user desktop we found a wonderful variety of wallpapers. The kids had a hard time choosing the first one, but it was really a no-brainer.

Above is a screen shot of the one that was chosen. You can probably see why. Kawaii-face!!! They all squealed in cuteness and immediately requested that I make them one. There are many more to pull from on this wall paper alone. The little dog-thingy below the worm, yep, next on the list. And even the purple blob with the sticks on his head is inspiration on the Amigurumi front. Makes me smile just thinking about creating it...  =)

So now "Technorati" is complete. He is the simplest construction imaginable. I tried to match the colors exactly, but in the picture the second color came out a bit too yellow and the third color a bit too green. They are in fact a sage green and turquoise.

Yippee! Free Pattern Time!
Enjoy!

Technorati the TechnoWorm

Supplies:
A - Vanna's Choice Yarns (Lion Brand) WW - Scarlet
B - Caron Simply Soft Eco - Ocean
C - Vanna's Choice WW - Dusty Green
D - Vanna's Choice Baby WW - Goldfish
(or your choice)
Size G/6 Hook
Polyester Fiberfill
2 -Size 12mm craft eyes
Black Embroidery thread
Yarn needle

Gauge is not essential to this project. (yea!)

Body:
With A, ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in second ch from hook; place a marker to mark beg of rnd; move marker as each rnd is completed.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around. 12 sc
Rnd 3: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc; rep from * around. 18 sc
Rnds 4-14: Sc in each sc around. Stuff A section. Change to B.
Rnds 15-26: Sc in each sc around. Stuff B section. Change to C.
Rnds 27-36: Sc in each sc around. Stuff C section. Change to D.
Rnds 37-46: Sc in each sc around. Stuff D section.
Rnd 47: *Sc2tog, sc in next sc; rep from * around. 12 sc. Place eyes. Continue stuffing.
Rnd 48: (Sc2tog) around. 6 sc.
Fasten off leaving a long tail. Using yarn needle threaded with long tail, sew remaining hole on top of the head closed. Weave in end. Embroider mouth.
Done!

Easy Peasy!

~ S

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