I think it’s been established that I prefer basic black when it comes to eyes. I like how big black eyes are cute, but also can be mysterious and even creepy—you can almost read whatever you like into them. But when I was designing the Thwickeds, which were partly inspired by Jenny Harada’s plushes (who all have kooky eyes), I briefly considered a couple of different options…
Spooky black won the day, but there are so many cool eyes out there (I went to 6060 on Etsy to get mine), I’m going to have to start incorporating them into my art projects, if not my pattern designs.
Do you give your toys funky eyes of one kind or another? I’d love to see examples!
…until the situation can be resolved by a knitter, that is!
(Pattern coming soon!)
…but even if they seem trapped, DO NOT go near them. Check back here for updates.
If you see a triangle tail poking out from under a closet door, do not engage; back away slowly and call your local yarn store right away. (You’ll want 3 colors of worsted-weight yarn and some fun fur!)
Remember how I was gearing up to design a very hairy Halloween creature back in August?
It’s ready. It’s coming. Check back next week!