amigurumi, n A stuffed animal toy usually made from crocheted yarn and having an oversized head
I’ve had a couple amigurumi on my to-make list for years, but until this week I’ve never gotten around to making a softie. Now, I’ve made several.
Last Friday (on Twitter, where else?), I told Alea (@mint910) that she should challenge me to make one so I’d actually get around to it. And she did. She gave me a deadline of November 10, but I’ve already completed it.
The first one I made is knitted.
Then I made a crocheted one.
Then I made the one my husband thought I should make (also crocheted).
I’m not happy with my embroidery on either the kitty or the Ewok. Mostly on Miuku (the cat), the face should all be a bit higher, but especially the eyes. She’s pretty tipsy even though I put a few pennies in her base.
The Ewok, especially, was a TON of work. And I’m especially displeased with his mouth. But what’s done is done. I knew I wasn’t particularly skilled at embroidery; maybe I should have thought about that before I embarked on this challenge! The Ewok (also weighted) stands much better on his own than the cat.
I kind of want to make a bunny nugget next.
Have you tried your hand at amigurumi?
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