...and then discovered I was wrong! My good friend from college (granted, she worked for me) graduated as a nurse and is working up in Ohio. I believe her husband teaches for a Christian/private school, and they're probably getting lots of snow this year for Christmas.
Anyway, I wasn't sure what to do; I needed something that would be simple, preferably in colors I already had on hand, and perfect for a nurse (making other nursing coworkers jealous is just a plus).
There's things like stethoscope cozies, and little crocheted caps (do people actually wear those?) but in the end I found myself looking up search words like 'bacteria' and 'virus'.
See, ThinkGeek.com carries plushie microbes you can get for your friends.
And, well, if it can be a plushie...it can definitely be crocheted.
I found this charming $1.00 pattern from Jana Whitley (Ravelry link; purchase necessary) for a red blood cell amigurumi and fell in love. (She also has a white blood cell pattern, too!)
It took me two separate nights, but only because I didn't realize I needed a tube sock for the stuffing (how else do you think it has that doughnut-like shape?) and asked my fabulous husband to raid his dresser for any lonely socks.
Some eyes, a little fabric paint, and some finishing touches while watching The Expendables 3, and voila:
He's even concave in the middle! Now to have the "shipping department" of my crochet emporium dispatch this cute little guy to Ohio!
And now the modified project list:
- Plushie D20
- Facebook Art Trade 2014 - #5
- Guude Plushie
- VintageBeef Plushie
- Baby Groot II
- Purple & Black Scarf
Also, stay tuned for Broken Buttons news this Saturday (with some sneak peeks at our new map, Alucard)!