My obsession with Call the Midwife has entered the ultimate phase: the amigurumifiying of one of my favourite characters…Chummy! She’s just tickety-boo and marvellous, weighs about the size of a turkey and I refer to her as “little bean” (None of that is true, except for the tickety-boo and marvellous bit, but I’m working as many Chummy phrases into this post as possible 😉 )
This has been the longest, most challenging but absolutely the most rewarding amigurumi project I’ve ever completed. I started it over a month ago, and since I work nights now, it was a loooong process. Plenty of trial and error, lots of sweat (the weather’s been very humid and humid doesn’t mix well with aluminum crochet hooks), too many trips to Michaels, a request for my wonderful cousins Katie and Julia to loan me a spiffing pair of American Girl doll glasses, and combing through Call the Midwife pictures to make sure I chose yarn that was as close to the real-life colours as possible have all finally culminated in my Camilla Fortescue-Cholmeley-Browne amigurumi. It was a bit of a scrape, but she’s finished and I couldn’t be more pleased with her.
Listening to the amazing Call the Midwife soundtrack and re watching episodes from the first two seasons while crocheting made this project enjoyable, even when I had to redo the diabolical blue uniform for the third time to make it fit just right. (Maybe it would have been preferable to make it out of crimplene instead of Snuggly Wuggly acrylic yarn?) And of course I will have to make another uniform in eau-de-nil, I’m sure she’d look a picture in that!
I’ve included pictures of my notes, which will hopefully be written up into a proper pattern someday. I do plan on making as many CTM characters as I can (before I die, because they honestly take forever and a day to make). Sister Bernadette (or Shelagh) is next on the list!
Even when I’d completed her, it couldn’t be as simple as taking pictures and posting them. The picture that turned out best was one where I’d stupidly forgotten to include the delivery bag that I slaved over, so I called upon the generous services of my brother, who photoshopped the delivery bag into the picture for me. He did a fantastic job, Bravo Mitch! (Except then we both came to the conclusion that the original picture looked better, even without a delivery bag, but I had to give him credit for wasting his evening for my amigurumi’s sake)
Hope all you Call the Midwife fans enjoy these pictures of Chummy while you wait eagerly for season 3! (And I’m sure you’d all agree that she’s the sort of amigurumi a chap’s mother would like) 😀