Afraid of Amigurumi
There’s one thing that has always horrified me about knitting and crochet and it’s knitted toys. They always seem either very tacky or scary, and usually both. I would NEVER ever create one of those.
But here I am, obviously experimenting with the ‘other’ side of life and freeing myself from my conservative ways. I’m actually crocheting an amigurumi. The top photo of the cat is from Nekoyama, a Japanese author who has included English instructions on her site. The name of the cat is Amineko. The other photo is my first attempts, and clear photos of Amineko’s potential construction can be found here. The nicest thing about making this critter is the giggles I get from my 24 year old daughter who can see the little arms and body taking shape. And yes, it’s for her.
Before you run away from this blog deciding that knitted/crocheted toys will never enter your creative domain look at Beth Doherty’s gallery at gourmetamigurumi Brilliance, delight, beauty and imagination….it’s just everywhere.