I just posted my February entry to the #AmiBookChallenge (which I’ve joined on Instagram: making a new ami every month from a book I already own), but realized that I forgot to ever post my January entry! I started off the year, of course, with one of my favorite books: Animal Friends of Pica Pau 2. This designer is one of my absolute favorites, and I learned a lot of my ami skills from her patterns!
Anyway, this time I made a tiny bee, using much smaller yarn than I have in the past for her patterns. It was also a bit of a challenge because it was recycled yarn; I love the tweed pattern, but the yarn tends to break if you pull hard at all, making it difficult to close up magic circles nicely. Also, I couldn’t fit the studs of even my smallest safety eyes through the stitches, so I ended up using my off-brand Bedazzler to put some rhinestone eyes on instead.
I never got any photos in daylight because the morning after I finished this, I left it on a coworker’s desk as a gift. Oops! If she still has it on her desk, maybe I can get a better photo later. I’ve been making so many amis lately that I’m just giving them away to friends a lot of the time because I don’t have space for more.