Friday, 2 October 2015

Behold, The Potterpus!

Lets skip right past the part where I apologize for going so long without blogging, and then tell you that I'm sincerely going to attempt to blog at least once a week.  Instead, how about we dive right into what has fallen off my hook today!?

 Well, hello there!  Look who it is!  You may think that you have come across this handsome fellow before, but I assure you, you have not!  I wanted to make something based on Harry Potter, but not just a straight up Harry Potter doll.  I've been doing a fair amount of dolls lately (in fact, I have two WIPs that are dolls right now), and I just felt like I wanted to do something.... different.  As I was watching Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1 over the weekend, the idea suddenly exploded in my mind.  And thus, it was born!

Behold! The Great Potterpus!  Look at how cute he is, waving "hello" to you!  I put a small amount of wire into his legs to make him somewhat poseable. I had originally planned to give him a mouth, but the more I looked at him, the more I loved him just the way he was.  In the end, I decided to leave him how he is for now.  I still may add a mouth later.  What do you think? The glasses are made of wire, and then wrapped in black yarn.  We wont discuss how many hours it took me to get them looking that way (okay, three).

I didn't write down the pattern while I was creating this, but I am considering making a somewhat similar creature in the not-so-distant future, so perhaps I will try to write it down when I do that one. He was made with worsted weight yarn and a size E hook.
 My son was very excited about the Potterpus and wanted to know what a Potterpus eats.  So I told him that, of course, a Potterpus eats tacos and bacon!