Wednesday, September 22, 2010

new hobby

A few months ago, I stumbled upon a blog about an amigurumi pattern of a lobster. At the time I had never heard of "amigurumi" at all, but as soon as I saw the picture of the adorable lobster I have to admit that it was love @ first sight.


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Now let me explain a little; Amigurumi is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed animals. The word is derived from a combination of the Japanese words ami, meaning crocheted or knitted, and nuigurumi, meaning stuffed doll. Amigurumi are typically animals, but can include artistic renderings or inanimate objects endowed with anthropomorphic features.

After doing some research and finding even more amazing patterns of Amigurumi all over the internet, there was only one little detail about this new possible hobby, I don't know how to crochet! 

So, I started finding out about some local crochet lessons but being that I live in a very small island with less that 35,000 people it was super difficult to find somebody that will give lessons. I found a lady that give a basic lesson one day, but she is a full time teacher at a school so then she didn't have the time to meet me again, but oh well, at least I got the basics explained. 

So private lessons were out, and that when I realized that now a days most of us have access to the most complete and endless resource of information in the world, the internet, and pretty much anything can be found there, right?

And right I was, so I made up my mind and decided to learn how to crochet on the internet. Thank God for YouTube and their user (which include some very good people that are willing to share their crochet expertise with me!)

Now I've being working somewhat hard for a few months and finally 2 weeks ago I ordered two books on Amigurumi subject and the books arrived early this week, you can imagine my excitement on getting those books, but specially to realized that in fact I did made enough progress through my "online studying" that yesterday I managed to finish my first Amigurumi.

I am proud to present Mr. Orange!!!




The pattern I used was from one of the book and the original one is for an apple, but I didn't have any red yarn so I had to change it and it became an orange, I think this is the beginning of a wonderful new hobby!


Have a great day!

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Gods Little People said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I just LOVE that! Well done, and what a clever gal to persist and finding your way forward on Youtube. It's AMAZING the tutorials you can find there.

Mr. Orange looks truly loveable :-) Let me know when you get around to animals and I'll buy one of your creations (if they're for sale!). The lobster is wonderful and I can really understand you falling in love with this craft.

MarkD60 said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I hereby name your first orange Mr. Punkin!

MarkD60 said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh, you already named him. :-(

Gods Little People said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Come find a little greeting for you over at GLP :-)

Colleen said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love your little orange!! I love Youtube! I have used it a lot for jewelry demos and ideas. Keep practicing the crocheting and maybe one day you can make your own little lobster! :)

krista said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

oh, geez. now i'm going to have a new hobby, aren't i?

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