I started this project about… six months ago? At least. But then it sat languishing on my desk for ages, occasionally getting a few small pieces added but mostly left ignored. Finally this last weekend, I decided I needed to do something about my growing pile of WIPs, and I actually finished her! Meet Gertie the Anglerfish!
She’s from a pattern in Zoomigurumi 9 called Angie the Anglerfish. I decided mine was definitely a Gertie. (Random trivia: when I showed this to my brother, he immediately said it must be a female anglerfish because the male looks like this!)
I was super pleased with how Gertie (finally!) turned out, so here are a whole buncha photos:
Oh, also, this was my first time using wire armatures, which I thought might be pretty difficult, but it turned out to be way easier than I thought! I was working on this while playing D&D via Zoom and was excited to be nearly finished, but then realized I needed to run downstairs to grab one final supply. I excused myself and hurried back, explaining that this was the last supply I needed for a crochet project, and held up a roll of duct tape.
D&D Party: We don’t know much about crochet, but we’re pretty sure it doesn’t usually involve duct tape.
Me: This is just to wrap around the pointy ends of the wire armature so that it doesn’t stab anybody.
Party: We appreciate your dedication to not stabbing anybody.
Me: That’s probably why I’m doing so little damage in this battle.
Anyway, a couple final photos!
I’m also pleased to announce that between Gertie and the dragon I made last year, I have nearly used up both my lavender and purple yarn. Does that count as stash busting? The amount I’ve used is far less than the amount I’ve therapy-purchased online in the last year, but I’m gonna go with YES!