Friday, December 3, 2010

Happy Yacht, a New Amigurumi!

So, I'm a little nervous. Last week, on Ravelry, I encountered a lady looking for a pattern to use to make a modern-looking ship, specifically this one:

I answered truthfully that I'd not seen a pattern for a really modern looking vessel in my experience - I'd seen sail boats, sailing ships, and little tug boat type things, but nothing on a larger scale. I then mentioned that I could design such a thing... and within a few days, we'd reached an agreement! So this ship is my first-ever commission from a stranger, and I just finished it, and I'm kind of nervous. I mean, I've been sending her progress pics all week, so I know it's so far more or less what she wants, but I'm still nervous. But...well, whether she approves the final design or not, it's still a finished doll - since she's only buying the pattern, this is what it is no longer what she decides. :) So I present...the Happy Yacht! (better name pending...I just have to think of one...)

The Happy Yacht actually has three pieces, with the two smaller ones attached with buttons:

First, there's the main ship:

Then, there's a secondary launch vessel for more mobile exploration:

Third, in case the worst should happen, no ship should sail without a life boat:

When you line up all three, you can see their relative sizes:

This project was a lot of fun to make, and not nearly as much work as it looks like - for some reason I can't put my finger on, it came together pretty quickly. Of course, I won't be done with the commission until she first approves the design, and then I put the instructions into a usable form (instead of in my first-line "okay how am I going to write what I just did?" form :) )

I really hope she likes it. Can't believe I've actually got a little knot of "oooooooooo" in my chest over this. :)


  1. Wow! You are a genius! The yacht is awesome!

  2. I'm seriously blushing. Thanks, guys, I'm glad you like it!! :)

  3. That's a fabulous job. Great work!

  4. Thanks!! :) I heard back from the commissioner a few hours ago, and she said she was really happy with it and didn't want me to change a thing so I'm really relieved! :)

  5. Wonderful work. I especially admire the details such as the second launch. Congrats also on the client being pleased with your design

  6. Thanks! :) I just need to get her the's been hard to find the time this week...