Friday, April 25, 2008

The beginning of Amigurumi...

Just look at that happy kid- I suppose this is what/who started me down the path of late nights and tingling digits. Seems I have gotten into the habit of making my girls a new stuffed toy every Easter. This year, she wanted a guinea pig. For weeks I tried to get her to change her mind, to no avail. I couldn't find a knitted pattern- in hindsight, I am sure I could have just come up with something, but instead, I found this site: Planet June. While I have tried basic crochet before (with the help of the Happy Hookers), I hadn't tried anything like this before. So, I gave it a whirl- and, judging from the smiles, I think it went well.
Lucky for me, Nanny-o has been here for Spring break to do the hard part...the faces! And, as usual, we have to do it late at night, the eve before Easter. Hey, it's tradition. It's when we do our best work! (heard that before?)
Note the blue rooster pitcher filled with red wine : )
Thanks for your help Mumsey!

The pattern is the same for both. Obviously, for the fuzzy fellow, I held the eyelash yarn together with the worsted weight yarn. The little guy is just the worsted weight yarn. I was a little surprised by how dramatic the size difference was, but it doesn't matter to the girls.
Some may note that the little one doesn't have legs. In my hurry to meet the Easter Bunny deadline, I overlooked those little details known as legs. My little girl has never noticed, or she has never said anything if she did notice. My elder daughter points it out to me on a daily basis. I tell her it's on my list of things to do : )


Shauna said...

Hello from Judy and Sho in OH!! Love the little critters! Flite dee-layed, still in Cleve-o! :)

PS What ever happened to Odd Fellow?! He has never made it to the Left Coast...!!! :)

nanny said...

I think I need a guinea pig....a pet for my classroom.