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Premiere Night

Does anybody know what the big event of the day is for today? Here’s a little hint.

Hi everyone! What have you all been doing this past year? Other than going to school and hanging out with you guys not much. Hey does anybody have any KFC to eat? I love to take the skins off and eat them first. {{muffled talking}} mmm mmmm mmmm.

Hi everyone! What have you all been doing this past year?
Other than going to school and hanging out with you guys not much.
Hey does anybody have any KFC to eat? I love to take the skins off and eat them first.
{{muffled talking}} mmm mmmm mmmm.

Well do you think you know now?

Shouldn't you boys be someplace else? You better hurry or you will miss your premier.

Shouldn’t you boys be someplace else?
You better hurry or you will miss your premier.

That’s right everyone! The much anticipated Season 20 of South Park kicks off tonight at 10 pm ET on Comedy Central. As you might have guessed it is must see TV in this house. After all these cute amigurumi boys watch over us every day. With all that is going on in this country and the world right now it will be interesting to see the South Park take on all of it. Happy viewing everyone!

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Hi everyone it’s Cindy here. I know I’m a little late but today I’m joining the Hookin on Hump Day blog hop to show you one of my latest crochet creations. Recently I showed you Kenny from South Park. Well it’s time to introduce you to a new resident to my Mini collection.

Hi! It's nice to finally meet all of you.

Hi! It’s nice to finally meet all of you.

That’s right, it’s Kyle Broflovski from South Park Colorado. Once again I used a pattern I purchased from Etsy (Aradiya Toys – the same place I got the other South Park patterns from) and I used same Lizbeth size 3 cotton thread that I used to make the previous boys.

This time I finally remembered to take a picture before I put all the pieces together.
All the pieces ready to assemble

All the pieces ready to assemble

I had already sewn the dark green piece to the hat (on the right in the above picture) when I took this picture but it gives you an idea of the pieces involved. I still had to sew on the ear flaps to complete the hat. The head and body are crocheted as one piece. Then you sew the arms on. Lastly to complete it you use embroidery floss to add the details. I carefully spray a little 505 spray adhesive on the backs of the felt eye pieces to stick them to the head before embroidering the eyes with a little bit of black floss.

What took you so long to get her Kyle? I don't know. Ask Cindy.

What took you so long to get her Kyle?
I don’t know Cartman. Ask Cindy.

The most difficult part on Kyle was embroidering the pocket details on him. I actually had it completely done once and ripped it out because the pockets looked more like parallelograms than rectangles. The thread I use to crochet these figures is fairly stiff which makes embroidering on them more difficult than it would be if I was using yarn.

All the Mini's together

All the Mini’s together

I’m very happy with how Kyle turned out. Next up on my amigurumi hook is Butters Stotch my favorite of all the South Park characters so stay tuned.

If you are interested in seeing more crochet creations please visit the Hookin on Hump Day blog hop.

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Hi everyone it’s Cindy here. Today I’m joining the Hookin on Hump Day blog hop to show you one of my latest crochet creations. Long time readers may remember when I introduced you to Stan and Eric quite a while ago. Well it’s time to introduce you to a new resident to my Mini collection.

{{muffled}} Hi everyone! I'm Kenny McCormick.

{{muffled}} Hi everyone! I’m Kenny McCormick.

That’s right, it’s Kenny McCormick from South Park Colorado. If you are wondering why Kenny’s speech is muffled it’s because he always has his hood up and it covers his mouth so you can’t quite understand what he is saying all the time.

Once again I used a pattern I purchased from Etsy (the same place I got the Stan and Eric patterns) and I used same Lizbeth size 3 cotton thread that I used to make the previous boys.

Glad to see you Kenny. What took you so long?
At least you are in one piece and haven’t died yet.

You might be wondering why it took me so long to have Kenny join the other boys. Well, I have been working on other projects like the holiday afghan, baby blanket with matching hats and booties, and crocheted birds since I finished Stan and Eric. I have to confess that I did have most of Kenny’s parts completed for quite a while but was focused more on the other projects. One of the reasons I think it took a while is that Stan and Eric’s bodies are done all in one piece but Kenny is done in multiple pieces that needed to be stitched together. It still was fairly easy to complete once I put my mind to it.

Welcome to the Mini family Kenny!

Welcome to the Mini family Kenny!

I’m very happy with how Kenny turned out. So far I have had consistent gauge and managed to have Kenny and Stan turn out to be about the same size (not including his pom pom). Don’t worry I already have Kyle Broflovski on my hooks so I hopefully will be introducing you to him very soon so stay tuned.

If you are interested in seeing more crochet creations please visit the Hookin on Hump Day blog hop.

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Hi everyone it’s Cindy here. I know it’s been a couple weeks since my last post so I thought I would start with a little health update. If you missed out on what is going on you can check out my previous post to learn about my surgery. I am recovering well and had my stitches out this past Monday. I’m now cleared to drive although the nerve discomfort (from the surgery) makes walking painful so I have only ventured out when absolutely necessary. I see the neurologist this coming Monday and expect to get the results from my biopsy. Please keep all the Power of the Paw and Good Thoughts coming so that hopefully I can get some relief soon.

Okay now on to the reason for this post. If you remember I crocheted Millie & Walter costumes for this past Halloween.

Walter & Millie as
Stan Marsh & Wendy Testaburger

Of course they were thrilled with their sweaters and hats as you can see above (really what dog is?) but they indulged me enough to get a picture. When I set out to make the sweaters I searched the internet for a pattern but couldn’t find one that was exactly what I wanted. I finally decided to use this dog sweater pattern I found on the Lion Brand site as a guide and started out creating my pieces. I used the pattern to determine the dimensions of the back piece and the chest piece and just used single crochet.

Walter's Sweater Large back piece on right and chest piece on left

Walter’s Sweater
Large back piece on right and chest piece on left

I decided to add buttons to the pattern instead of trying to squeeze their legs into the holes if I had sewn the sweater completely closed. Millie & Walter are both very good about not fidgeting and let me put them on and button them up easily. My two pups both weigh 50 pounds but are built slightly differently. Walter has a larger chest and after sewing together the back and chest pieces as described in the pattern it didn’t fit. I made the chest piece bigger and it still didn’t fit across Walter’s chest so I added a few rows at the neck line to give him some more room. You can see the extra rows, that go crosswise in the picture below, at the top of the triangle where the leg hole is.

Chest piece with button eyelets

Chest piece with button eyelets

I liked the idea of these fairly simple costumes for this year since I was really just creating basic sweaters. Neither Millie or Walter have had the need for a sweater to keep warm while outside but this way we will have them if needed.

Millie's sweater

Millie’s sweater

For the neck I made a ribbed collar by using a technique I learned from making baby booties. To complete the sweaters I covered buttons to match the sweaters.

Covered buttons

Covered buttons

I found a few patterns for covered buttons online and improvised from them based on the weight of the yarn I was using and the size of my buttons. I have a large collection of buttons and figured instead of buying buttons to match the yarn I would just cover what I had and use them. I was able to pull out of my button stash enough buttons of the same size for both sweaters. To close the sweaters I created chain stitch eyelets.

Walter's Stan Marsh hat

Walter’s Stan Marsh hat

The hats were also a bit of improvisation. For Walter’s hat I started with the pattern from the Stan Marsh Amigurumi I made. When it got to the ear holes I just created the holes with some chain stitches. I fit the spacing for the holes by marking them to where Walter’s ears actually fit on the hat.

Ear hole and chin strap on Stan Marsh hat

Ear hole and chin strap on Stan Marsh hat

I added an elastic strap to hold it on. Even though the elastic is a little thick you can’t really see it when it is on. It is just tight enough to keep the hat on his head without pulling the hat down too much.

A cute pink beret with a covered button on top

A cute pink beret with a covered button on top

Millie’s hat was also improvised. I started with the same pattern for Walter’s hat but then had to figure out how to make the beret shape. I again found a few patterns on the internet and used them as a guide for the shaping. I’m really pleased with how it came out and hope she will let me put it on her again some time. I topped the hat off with another covered button.

Chin strap and ear holes for Millie's hat

Chin strap and ear holes for Millie’s hat

To get the hat to stay on this time I used thinner elastic that I hand sewed it as seen above.

As always I had fun creating these outfits for the pups. I used worsted weight yarn and an “I-9” (5.5mm) hook for all the pieces.

 

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Hi everyone! It’s Millie & Walter here to show you our Halloween costumes. Just like last year our mom got it in her head that she could crochet something for us to wear and she did it.

Can you guess who we are?

Can you guess who we are?

If you read yesterday’s post there is a hint as to who Walter is. If you are a fan of South Park you might recognize the outfits to be the same as the only couple (other than the parents) on the show.

Stan Marsh & Wendy Testaburger

Stan Marsh & Wendy Testaburger

Yep that’s right! Our mom tried to turn us into a couple of South Park characters. Now I, Walter, want to make sure that Tuiren doesn’t think that Millie is my girlfriend even though on the show Wendy and Stan are a couple. Yuck! She is just my sister and our pawrents are so obsessed with South Park right now that they thought it would be cute for us to be these characters.

I do make a cute Wendy

I do make a cute Wendy

Mom made both of us sweaters with coordinating hats. Millie’s hat is a beret style with a button on the top.

What happened to my ears?

What happened to my ears?

Both of the sweaters button down one side to make putting them on easier. Our mom will do another post to bore you with the details of how she made the hats and sweaters.

Let's hurry over to Dory's place for the party.

Let’s hurry over to Dory’s place for the party!

Now that we are suited up we are heading over to Dory’s place for the big Halloween party. We didn’t get our pictures in to Dory on time but we sure can go enjoy a good time. See you there!

 

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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.

Hi! I'm Stan and this is Eric. Hey Stan I don't think we are in South Park any more.

Hi! I’m Stan (on the left) and this is Eric.
Hey Stan I don’t think we are in South Park any more.
That chipmunk is creeping me out.

This is Stan Marsh and Eric Cartman. Two of the main characters from South Park.

Hi Stan I'm Mini Millie!

Hi Stan I’m Mini Millie!
Hi Millie! Nice to meet you. Where are we?

Hi Eric I'm Mini Walter.

Hi Eric I’m Mini Walter.
Hey Walter nice to meet you. You got anything to eat around here?

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 Marsh - Amigurumi

Stan Marsh – Amigurumi

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.

Eric Cartman - Amigurumi

Eric Cartman – Amigurumi

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.

This seems like a really cool place to hang out.

This seems like a really cool place to hang out.
We hope you can have some fun with us here.

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.

Stan Marsh Eric Cartman - ami

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.

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