July 2, 2009
This is something I created a couple of years ago. I completed most of it while riding in the car from LAX to Hollywood during rush hour and then stuffed it with a stocking-like fabric (that I got along with a lot of other fabric remnants from a kindhearted Craigslister). It would have worked much better if I'd used something like polyfil, but I didn't have any at the time and I was impatient to finish it and stitch it up.
The result is that there's a weight and floppiness to this body that feels almost realistic. The head flops around a bit too much. I'm not sure where to go from here in terms of features, clothing, etc. I think maybe I just kind of like it the way it is. I did it all freeform with no pattern, using a 100% cotton yarn. One of the things I love about crochet is that you can make it up as you go along and come out with something really cool. I find it much more intuitive than knitting in this way. I wasn't really sure what I was going to create when I started, but I ended up with a person. It's 14" long from head to toe.