Hot off the hook!! Do I smell a Katamari?
My co-worker Miami has this huge obsession with the Katamari Damacy video game (o.k., totally not his real name but if Frespañol was a language like Fritalian is, mi ami would mean my friend, which is a pretty good fake name for your buddy). If you haven’t heard of this one yet, basically it’s a Japanese acid trip with a disturbingly electro pop soundtrack that worms its way into your brain like no other. It’s probably delivering some kind of insidious subliminal messages directly to my cerebral cortex and some afternoon I’ll wake up from a trance wearing a Hello Kitty shirt with at least 84 stuffed animals attached to my purse by keychains. Oh wait. That was last Thursday. Anyway, the whole point of the game is to roll your ball all over the planet, picking things up as you go and allowing your ball to get bigger and bigger until you can throw it into the stars to make a new planet to please your father The King. Simple and somehow addictive, it’s developed a huge cult following all over the world. So when Miami’s birthday came around, and I found the pattern for this Katamari toy, I knew I had to make him one. Three shockingly tacky colors, 28 magnets, and a crapload of sewing later, Miami had his new toy. And yes, those magnets work folks!
Don’t get me too close to your face or I’ll suck out your fillings!
Pattern: Magnetic Katamari Pattern
Yarn: Red Heart Ltd. Soft Yarn Solids in Tangerine; Caron Simply Soft Brites in Limelight & Blue Mint
Hooks: Size E & Size G
Other stuff: Magnets & Stuffing
Comments: A little sewing-intensive, but technically easy. Miami seemed to love it ;)
And now, back to our regularly scheduled fall off of the workout wagon! Also known as attempting to drag your sorry ass into the workout room when you’d rather sit on the couch knitting and stuffing your face with bon-bons.