Alright so I decided to make a powder blue alpaca after I said I wouldn’t make any more for a while. As much as I’ve revised the pattern I decided to rename it “Best in Show Alpaca”. I got to watching alpaca and llama videos and alpacas are just cuter. At this point it’s a new pattern. I scaled down the face, the head, the ears, the neck, the chest and therefore the body, and revised the legs. I’ve also never done the original blanket because I took one look at that and said yeah nope. So far I’ve made a simple granny square blanket, a virus blanket, and one of my own creation using front and back posts. Oh, and different yarn, I am loving Caron Simply Soft for this!
All that being said, someone had asked me how long these take. If I work on it every day, it takes a little over a week. I never realized how much time it tasks until I literally timed making a leg. Making 1 leg, stuffing it, sewing in the ends, and sewing it to the body clocked in at an hour. Just 1 leg. Times 4 obviously, 4 hours to do just the legs. I haven’t timed the head and the rest but I’d guess the body takes close to 6 hours.
Ooh! I also put together a cocoon cardigan but in a virus pattern. I think it came out really well! I want to try another version where there are arm holes and sleeves but I will likely do that on xmas break. Someone has tn actual pattern for that but, I’ve made circular vests before, arm holes aren’t hard.