Hook Size Matters

I know this is pretty obvious that different size hooks result in different sized creations, but when you are switching hook sizes for the many projects you are working on, sometimes you realize too late… the best part is that the hook I was using has the rubber handle and the one I should have been using doesn’t so you would have thought I would have noticed before I made 5 of them!

Luckily the difference in the hook size is only .75 MM difference, so I decided not to remake them.

This is the result, the one on the left (the smaller one) is the size I intended it to be and the right almost seems twice the size, to accommodate for this, I made sure the body on the bigger one wasn’t too large so that it wouldn’t fall off your finger.

I am thinking it would be fun to experiment with a variety of different hook sizes just to see the difference they would make when using the same yarn.

Cat

I’m not entirely sure if I like the look of this one yet. I think I am going to make major changes to it so that it looks more “cat like” I need to find a way to be able to make the whiskers look less like a mustache, I attempted to use thin wire and crochet around it but I do not know if I want to have to have wire in t even though it’s really thin and used for floral arrangements.

I may just use thinner yarn for the whiskers, I used the same size yarn for the puppet and the whiskers, that may look better. I also attempted to spray the whiskers so that they wouldn’t fall down as much, but it left it a little sticky .

For little hands

I have been feeling “under the weather” and have been really busy preparing for the next two weeks so I haven’t made a lot of new puppets, however I am currently working on making puppets designed for smaller hands. I love the way these are looking so far, I have a lot more that have just the base portion done and once I add more details I will showcase all of them.

The duck does have some changes that I am happy with the way it looks now, when it complete I will show how awesome it is!

If you have any suggestions on what to make next, let me know!

Bunny

Here’s one variation of a bunny puppet! The ears are smaller than on my tippy dog, but I didn’t want them too wide so they would be able to stand up. I also stuffed the ears a little bit so they wouldn’t lay so flat.

My family is involved in the community play that is going to be happening in a week and each night I bring my basket of puppets because I like getting opinions of others on what I can do differently and which ones they like. I expected to receive some feedback from the teenagers but did not expect them to be playing with them in between scenes.

 

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