I suppose this Totoro isn’t that big, but, compared to what I usually crochet, he’s huuge! I’m really liking his size. It’s so much bigger than what I’m used to. He’s got some serious ‘heft’.
I’m working from a sketch that I made from some screen captures from the movie. I tried to get the proportions as close as I could to my sketch, and so far, I am pretty pleased with it! I want to eventually make a smaller, blue Totoro and a teensy, white Totoro, too.
This big guy still needs details like claws, a nose, belly-chevrons and a tail. I’m also thinking of adding some ‘eye liner’ to give his eyes some definition.
Odis was relaxing beside an arm-less Totoro this weekend. She’s been enjoying my unfinished TV cabinet blanket. (It was going to be a pillow, but ended up too big. Now, once I finish sewing it together, it’s going to cover the warps and stains on my classy formica board TV cabinet.)
Boo seems to like Totoro, too, but not in a way that I’m entirely comfortable with. I came home from work yesterday to find Totoro lying face down in the dining room with some slobber on his backside! Boo never chews my amigurumis, so I was shocked that he wanted to have a go with Totoro (especially since he’s not that much smaller than Boo)!
Anyway, I went to find Boo to give him a stern talking to – and was met with the ridiculously cute eyes of ridiculousness:
Awww, too cute. Why was I mad at you again? Hugs??