Yippy! I finished the last of four amigurumi for the Craftsy.com Woodland Animals Amigurumi class. I feel like I have graduated, at least with a B+. My work still is not up to the standards I want it to be, but I learned a lot in the class. For example, the last softie we made is a raccoon, and when you hear people say they don’t like to knit or crochet toys because they are fiddly, they are talking about this guy. He had lots of parts to him, a total of 13. He also required some color changing in the tummy and tail, but I learned some handy tricks for changing yarn colors.
I’m still struggling with the stitching together part of the process, as you can see by his Frankenstein-style neck. And every head I stitch on seems to be looking a little off the the side instead of straight ahead. I probably need to slow down when I stitch, but by this time, I so want him done. So far, this is the most difficult amigurumi I’ve ever made, so Franken-Raccoon will be hanging with me for awhile rather than heading to the toy donation box for now.