It’s wonderful to crochet for family. My daughter has challenged me several times to crochet her stuff. I love doing this as it not only keeps me on my toes but it is nice to make her something she absolutely loves. There’s no better reason to pick up the hook than putting a smile on someone’s face.
When Kirby’s Epic Yarn was released, needless to say that I was excited. Being a gamer and a crocheter it was a no-brainer that I must play this game. My daughter and I would play it together for hours. Good times indeed.
We are both Kirby fans. Kirby is a round-shaped character which makes him a great character to crochet, so when my daughter requested one, I thought, “I got this!”
Kirby was a little more challenging. His body was easy as was his feet. It was his face that presented a problem. It’s very expressive. Safety eyes wouldn’t work and I am not that strong with embroidery. I tried felt. I see so many wonderful examples of crocheters using felt with their projects and it all is very stunning.
I do not enjoy working with felt. Cutting a circle is the hardest thing ever. One way I got better with felt was buying a nice pair of scissors. Since I had gained some confidence with felt thanks to the scissors, I decided to make the eyes and mouth out of felt.
This was my second Kirby. The first one I tried to embroider the eyes, and it was a complete failure. This one turned out so much better.
While I am a long way from being really good with felt, it is nice to know that I can work with it enough to do small projects.