Koolsheep’s knit blog

12/23/2006

These are just too stinkin’ cute!

Filed under: General — Karen @ 10:03 pm

I can’t remember how I got on this kick. I was googling around for cute toy patterns and happened across the word “amigurumi,” which is Japanese for knit or crochet stuffed toy. There are tons of patterns for these cute little things, but my favorites are offered on Etsy by anapaulaoli. I got Martita and Larana:

Haven’t gotten around to Larana yet. but I got a Martita made for each kiddo. Aren’t they the cutest things you ever saw? Isaac help me hostage this morning until I got his finished. Think the kids like their new friends?

I had to learn to crochet first, but it turns out crocheting is pretty easy. Julia’s (the purple one) took over 3 hours, but I think that was because it was my first crochet project and I was trying to watch Oceans 11 at the same time, and was a bit distracted what with George Clooney, Brad Pitt, and Matt Damon flashing across the TV screen. I got Iggy’s done in under 2 hours this morning. He picked the color combo and I think it turned out pretty well 🙂

I think I need to make one for myself, for work. Would cheer up my cubicle a bit. Maybe Jules would let me steal hers…

(Jules took that pic)

Next up – a hat and mittens set from the most recent Random Eclipse stocking using the Oostende yarn. I’m itching to get started on this one!