Saturday, April 4, 2009

i've discovered amigurumi

Kyuuto!* I've discovered Amigurumi...Japanese crocheted animals, dolls, fruit, wrenches, cars, . Anyway, I'm making "ami" Easter bunnies for the girls' baskets. I think I might just throw in some eggs, too. As soon as I have a picture, I'll post. These are about a 2 hour project at the most. I just need to buy some stuffing tomorrow. I could get hooked on this. Faster than baby blankets, more useful and definitely unique. The free pattern I'm using is from Lion Brand yarn (this is their picture). They have bazillions of free ami patterns. I'm doing my bunny in white with speckles of pastel Easter-type colors, and a coordinating pastel puffy tail. At etsy, I found 30 patterns for ami DUCKIES alone! I'll be able to provide a pipeline of ami duckies for Ingrid for the next 30 years.

Here's a link to a great instructional book on Amazon that I've added to my wish list.

*If you haven't figured out what that word is yet, it is Japanese for "cute".
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