So, I've been busy! Have you ever been working on a project and bam!, out of nowhere a new idea hits you? That's how inspiration seems to hit me; all at once and I can't keep up! My poor hands!
I love making amigurumi whales and I wanted to modify the pattern and make some amigurumi narwhals! Narwhals are so cute and have become really popular! I knew I wanted to use my whale pattern as the base design, but I couldn't figure out a good horn until about a day later, when it suddenly hit me! I used several slip stitches pulled tightly over a single strand of yarn to make a study horn! If you've ever made friendship bracelets with the square knot then you're probably familiar with this concept. It takes a lot of patience to get it just right, but when I do, the horns look great! Sometimes I have to make them two or three times! Yeah, I'm a bit of a perfectionist!
I loved making these little guys! I think they turned out perfect and so cute ❤
Some fun facts about narwhals!
1. They are the closest relatives of the beluga whale; the older they get, the whiter they become like their cousin.
2. Both males and females grow tusks, with the male's always longer. Both can have double tusks but it's very rare.
3. The tusk is actually the upper left canine tooth! It's a tooth!! (so cool!)
4. Narwhals are a northern-arctic whale, rarely traveling south. They are still hunted by the Inuits for food.
5. They live long lives, older than 50 years typically. Their natural predators are humans, killer whales and polar bears.
I love scientific animal facts!! I hope you do too~
See them in my shop!