Happy day 19!
Yesterday I did a preview... This is Mr. Wolf! I created an elegant wolf especially for a friend. And it took a year to see the light! Find the pattern end of post.
Christmas of 2010, shortly after returning to my father home (and after the disappointment of having to close my tattoo studio), I picked up the hook and yarn, and began to create. I made these 4 toys, of which I still have 3 in my craftroom, and the 4th remained to live in the house of a friend. Also I have stored the patterns, but should review and rewrite them before share on the blog. If anyone are interested ask me for them!
It was at that moment, in which the idea of creating my own amigurumis shop, began to take shape. Several of my friends encouraged me to sell these creepy toys, and that everyone loved them! Although, I acknowledge that I am now looking at a thousand faults on all sides! But learn and improve is the only way to get experience (perfection does not exist, that I have already assumed). But I guess it was not yet the right time to undertake this adventure, still had to spend a lot of things, that something in me changed and reconnect to rediscover the illusion.
And by that time, one day I showed a friend (the current owner of Mr. Wolf), my creepy toys. He makes homemade soap each year, to have soap for the whole year. And he proposed me a trade: he would give me a piece of nhis atural soap, and I would make a wolf toy for him. I must say that he gave me the soap after 15 days, and I loved the smell and texture! But I did not do the same with the wolf. Not because I didn't want, but because I couldn't. Literally, I wasn't in the mood. The 2011 was a year really hard emotionally for me.
But over the year, during the short seasons to escape back to hook and keep myself busy, I went online looking for a pattern to make the wolf. I promise that I have executed at least more than 100 searches in both Google, and in all kind of craftblogs, forums... But all this time, I've only managed to find these 2 patterns.
I started doing the wolf of Lion Brand Yarn pattern, since it was the first I found. But the truth is I didn't like too much. Unrealistic and funny little while. I was not convinced with it. So I gave up halfway, no hind legs, and became my pincushion. The truth is that it always goes with me in my sewing-pencil case. And is responsible for zealously protecting my hooks and stitchmarkers. And he does very well!
I never tried to make the pattern of The Crafty Cattery, because it reminded me too much to the wolves of the Hanna Barbera cartoon, which I must confess never like me a lot. So, although it is a beautiful wolf, I wanted to make a funny, tiny, kawaii type. And I kept searching, exploring, hunting for the perfect pattern of wolf! And then, by chance, found the pattern of Lucas the Fox, so cute, and his friend Bernardo the Bunny, created by Pica-Pau, a prodigious crocheter who has just adorable creations! I recommend you visit her blog, has many free patterns you'll love!
Not exactly what I wanted, but I got the idea for Mr. Wolf! Of course then I had to invent my own pattern, and Mr. Wolf is the adorable little wolf that was born after this long process of gestation. I had to do and undo many times, write and rewrite the pattern, try different wools and crochet hooks... But all work done with love, just being adorable, I swear!
So here I leave my first amigurumi pattern, so you can make Mr. Wolf! Although I will also sell the toys in my store, but that has not some patterns of wolves in internet, forces me to share it with you. It's my moral obligation! Hope you like! I really put a lot of love doing this pattern! Do not forget to share your little Mr. Wolf with me in the comments! I'll like to admire your work!
And finally, the pattern of Mr. Wolf.
Tomorrow the sun will rise again!
1. waterside - land bordering a body of waterwaterside - land bordering a body of water
bank - sloping land (especially the slope beside a body of water)
Translation: waterside [ˈwɔːtəsaɪd]
A. N (= river, lake) → orilla f, ribera f; (= harbour) → muelle m
B. ADJ → ribereño