Soooooo I died again (surprise surprise) but this time it was for almost maybe a good reason sort of. See I realized that I've kinda been...crocheting wrong? I'll go into more detail in a later post but basically my stitches never looked as neat as other people's, and I finally figured out why. I've been using the last couple months to adjust to my new style.
I also decided to finally start using sport weight yarn instead of worsted. I never liked how worsted seemed so thick and icky to work with, so I decided to make the switch. I now will exclusively use sport weight yarn with a C hook for all my pieces. Of course you can still use the old-fashioned E hook and worsted yarn (or any other combination you prefer) with my patterns and they'll turn out the same, just a bit bigger. For reference, my original Maneki-Neko pattern was 5.5" tall and this new one is 4".
Onto the actual pattern. This one isn't really a new pattern (and by that I mean not at all, it's the exact same pattern), I just kinda tweaked some stuff. I added a pink nose and some pink paw pads that look way better than those awful black lines. In fact, I ditched the black yarn completely and just used dark grey for everything instead. I changed the safety eye size to 9mm to be in proportion with the smaller amigurumi. I also moved the whiskers on the right side onto the orange part because that's where they should be and I'm dumb for doing otherwise. :P
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ALSO I forgot to mention that I've been having some problems with my gmail account, namely emails not showing up until a few days after they were sent. If you sent me an email in the last month and I didn't respond, I apologize! Whatever problem was happening seems to have mostly resolved itself, though it does act up occasionally. If I don't respond to an email you sent, try sending me a message on Etsy. I check Etsy daily so I'm sure to see messages there. Sorry about that!