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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Amigarumi Fun :)

I just wanted to throw up a goofy little post after my last Eeyore one.

2 years ago I discovered amigarumi through this hilariously adorable book:

I bought it, but then found that it assumes you already know basics about amigarumi, so I bought another book that teaches you the basics and has a bunch of patterns for animals (like owls).
Then I used my Crochet for Dummies book for basic crochet stuff like adding and dropping stitches and all that jazz that I had never really used, because before this all I had made were scarves.

Anyways - I learned SO much about crocheting from doing these and I ended up making a bunch of Christmas presents because we already had a ton of yarn around the house, so I didn't have to buy much. It also made things more personalized.
So without further ado, here are some of the amigarumi I made - I took the basic body building principles from Creepy Cute Crochet to make the people and the animals I took pretty much right out of the animal book.

We are the knights that say "Ni!"
Okay, not really - this one was straight out of the book, but I love Monty Python, so I had to throw that quote out there.

If I made another penguin, I think I would make it black, not blue like this.

Cinderelly, Cinderelly, night and day it's Cinderelly...

I flippin' love his ears. Cutest mouse ever.

Dun da dun dun, Dun da dun!

My brother loves the office and I had so much fun creating Dwight - complete with paper clip glasses.

Luke, I am your father!

My brother-in-law is a HUGE Star Wars collector. Of course I had to do the removable helmet with the pasty, scarred head underneath :)

There's a piggy that I made for AchingHope, but I don't know where she has it, so I couldn't post it. Maybe I'll put it up later.


M.R.J. Le Blanc said...

OMG I want a ninja amigarumi! Those things are awesome!

Falen said...

i love the knight and the penguin!

Palindrome said...

ooooooh, I want a ninja so bad!!! I will pay you for it...seriously. MAKE ME ONE!!

I love all of these and wish my stupid fingers could crochet but they don't like it and rebel whenever I try.

M.R.J. Le Blanc said...

I'll pay for a ninja too! I have officially decided that I need one :D lol

Jenn said...

Sonshine, you are so talented! And the fact that you self-taught yourself this skill is pretty darn awesome!:)

The Dwight one is great. I have a crush on Dwight Schrute, as he definitely fits into my creepy/palatable category.

Dangerous With a Pen said...

Ok, um, I am going to stalk you until you create an Etsy shop and sell these crazy cool adorable things. Oh and then I will buy out your Etsy shop and stalk you for more. Just sayin'.

OH and I have an award for you on my blog. :)

OH and my word verification is "undeboo"... which has to be the BEST word verification pretty much ever. :D

SonshineMusic said...

What is an Etsy shop? And how does one go about getting one? And how does all that work? You can see I am very much not good in business matters like this. I think it would be uber fun to do something like this on the side, but have no idea how to go about it. And would I have to do my own patterns? Or could I use the ones from the books? Or what. If you can answer any of these questions I just might consider it.

Joan Crawford said...

Can you make me a Sayid?! I will pay you! In Canadian dollars...and with the way things are going, they be worth more that the US dollar soon!

Joan Crawford said...

they be worth more that the US dollar soon!

I went a little pirate there, I was so excited.

AchingHope said...

Ah, my lovely sis, so talented. I'm sorry I hid my pig from you :( But it was so PINK. I had to find a special place for it.

Wait. That makes it sound like I hid it on purpose because I hate it. Not so! I love your amagur... You know. They make me sing snogs in my head. Haha. I mean songs. Songs in my head.

Erin said...

Ah! That Dwight is seriously AWESOME!

Blam said...

I'm sorry I hid my pig from you :( But it was so PINK. I had to find a special place for it.

This sounds creepy — like, seriously, Joan creepy.

Dang me falling behind on y'all'ses blogs!

VW: fanti — 1. pl. n. More than one bargain-brand soda. 2. n. Very frilly undergarments. 3. adj. Admiring yet in opposition.

AchingHope said...

@Blam: I believe I shall take that as a compliment.

Blam said...

Me: This sounds creepy — like, seriously, Joan creepy.<

AH: I believe I shall take that as a compliment.

You've been claimed!

VW: consi — How you confirm that you would like sour cream with your burrito in a Mexican restaurant. [My second repeat VW ever.]

SonshineMusic i.e. Rebecca T. said...

@Blam: You're right... that is Joan creepy. I think I'm going to start locking my bedroom door at night. *shudders*

Also Dang me falling behind on y'all'ses blogs! Of course, it doesn't help that we went on Blog sprees with this A-Z challenge. Pete's sake, I never thought I'd do this many blog posts per week or in a month. Oh, but what fun I'm having :)

AchingHope said...

Sonshine: The funny thing is you think a locked door will stop me >:)

I'm friends with the mice.