Sunday, February 10, 2008

I think I'm in lurve...

chi-kore

this has been so much fun!

I wasn't sure about it all when I first signed up. I haven't worked at anything remotely like this before, but I wanted to challenge myself... and push myself out of my comfort zone. I was really nervous in the beginning, especially when some of the sketches were being submitted... I really thought I had gotten in way out of my depth. But I stuck with it... and I am so pleased that I did.

which just goes to prove... you don't truly know what you are capable of until you try

chi-kore (side view)

so here he is... chi-kore

made entirely from reclaimed yarns, even his button eyes were once adorning a knitted garment

the wings were made from a felted aran jumper, and I highlighted the cabling pattern by using marker pens... to give that extra dimension

he's cute and cuddly... and I am not the only one around here who loves him!

chi-kore and katie

23 comments:

Tracy said...

He's amazing! and so are you. That is fabulous. I love the eyes they are so sweet. Amazing how two buttons can reflect such emotion.

Sarah said...

The facial expression is adorable! It's been really neat watching this develop! :-)

Lis said...

that is so cool!
and mega cute:) well done!

Jack said...

That has come up so well! Gorgeous.

SylvChezPlum said...

It is SO very cute and adorable !! I would totally buy a pattern if you published one for it ! :-)

Robin said...

I lurve him, too!

Amy said...

Oh my God - he is gorgeous! I totally agree with the comments about his eyes. What an expression! Well done.

tikki said...

Sharon, that is absolutely amazingly cute!!! i love him, those eyes just blow me away!! well done again, you clever clever thing! :D

she knits said...

HI Sharon, He is so totally adorable!!! You are a very talented lady and that he is totally recycled just tips the scales once more.
AMAZING- How will your little one let him go to his new home?
Kindest regards, Mel

Rima said...

Hello!
This is Rima from Stashalong. Thank you for your comment on my kitty kat bag.

I must say this is the most amazing thing you made. I cannot get over how real (s)he looks. Super duper cute.
PS: Are you on Ravelry?

Rima said...

Woops. Meant Knitallyear. Well, I am at Stashalong too. My yarn-addicted life.

Cora said...

I absolutely love him! He is so adorable!

Cora

crafty things said...

He is amazing from top to toe!

suzanara said...

wow he is amazingly cute!! would love to make one hope you bring out a pattern (pleeeease)

Aimee said...

OMG!!!!! Just reading through some old posts on the uncommon crochet board and came across this swap. I am awed by the results of your efforts! Very nicely done!

sue said...

I have to say that little creature is so adorable, and you do make the eyes look great.

Peta said...

He is so adorable!! You are amazing.

Heather said...

awesome... any chance you'll share the pattern???

Heather said...

awesome... its so cute and a great gift for a child....
any chance you'll share the pattern?
thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

Can i buy the pattern for making chikore... it´s one of my favorites!!!!! Thanks greetz from the netherlands Vivian

Grace said...

How Cute! I'm relatively new to crochet and just did scarves and hats for Christmas gifts. I'm looking for something new to work on. I LOVE your Chikore. Are you selling this pattern? Thanks! Grace

alicia said...

hello, is so nice, please PLEASE sell the pattern.
Alicia

Anonymous said...

So where is the pattern because you should definitely come up with one if you haven't. Absolutely adorable!