Hi everyone! Sorry we haven’t been around much but our mom has been hooking like crazy to get us ready for Halloween. She finally finished our costumes just in time for the big day but not early enough to get our pictures to Dory for her big party. We will be there in spirit though and we think that is okay considering the holiday. BOL! You will have to wait until tomorrow to see who we dressed as this year.
Now we have to tell you about some new friends the Mini’s made recently.
These two mini’s have arrived off our mom’s hook. She has been working hard ever since she found some patterns on Etsy. She has the patterns for all the kids and will be working on more of them soon. This is her first real attempt at making Amigurumi which is how all the mini’s have been made. Our good friend Lynne made Mini Millie & Walter of course (although she isn’t making any new ones right now).
Now we will let our mom tell you a little bit about them.
Stan measures in at about 4″ (or 10 cm) tall (not including the pom pom). They are both made with size 3 crochet thread using a 2mm hook.
Cartman is a bit larger at 4 1/4″ (or 11 cm) tall (not including the pom pom).
One of the most difficult things about making these was finding the correct size thread in all the colors needed. The patterns were created by a woman in Europe where thread crochet seems to be a bit more popular. After emailing the pattern designer I finally found Lizbeth size 3 cotton thread in a wide variety of the bright colors I needed. The only problem was that they didn’t have any flesh colored thread. After putting super searcher Charlie on the case he found Finca Perle Cotton that had a perfect pink for the skin tone.
These don’t take a lot of thread to create but the Finca thread only comes in 10 gm balls with about 28 yards on them. The Lizbeth thread comes in 50 gm balls with about 120 yards on them. There are only a few United States outlets online where I could find either of these threads and at the time I bought the Finca I bought all 7 balls of thread they had in the flesh color. It took most of one ball to create Stan’s head and just over one ball to create Cartman’s head.
Now you might be wondering why this South Park obsession? Well up until this summer we haven’t ever watched even one episode of them but when everything else is in reruns you have to find something to watch. We started watching them on their regular channel Comedy Central and fell in love. After starting a Hulu plus account (mainly to watch movies) we discovered that every episode of South Park is available to watch through their service too. We didn’t quite start at the very beginning since we already had a feel for the characters but we have watched about 14 out of the 17 seasons so far and are watching season 18 as it unfolds each week this fall.
South Park might not be everyone’s cup of tea. It is very crude and uses quite a bit of foul language but their social commentary is spot on. Anybody and everybody is fair game for a South Park skewering. I can’t wait to start hooking my next character.