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Topic: Amigurimi Menagerie -Now with even more Sheep!  (Read 4106 times)
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« on: January 02, 2006 02:34:03 PM »

While I've been biding time waiting for my LYS's New Year's Sale, I was determined to keep my knitting needles clean (stupid, I know)

But anyway instead, I did a bunch of amigurumi!

They are all from Amigurumi Collection Vol 1 (a japanese Amigurumi craft book)

And more info and ISBN info can be found on the links below the pictures.

First, a kitty:

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And finally, a flock of sheep (since I can't keep my own  Wink )

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I am especially pleased with these guy's collars Smiley They are red velvet ribbon with little red roses!

Updated - I have one more grouping of animals to show for the end of 2005 - (what can I say, it was a productive week away from work!)
5 Birds - to bring some brightness and cheer for the New Year!

Side & rear views of the birds as well as a bit more details and commentary availible here

updated 1/17 - go to page 3 for more sheep Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2006 03:02:29 PM »

Awww! So cute! I really like the sheep, a real flock of sheep or even just one or two would be awesome to have to spin yarn from their wool, but alas.... my parents aren't willing to move to a farm and feed more animals than our chihuahua, cockerpoo, and three cats.... damn!
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« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2006 03:48:39 PM »

Those sheep are so adorable that I might have to brush up my incredibly rusty crochet skills.  The place we go for herding lessons has had 6 babies since 12/23, but they're hair sheep not woolies. 
 


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« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2006 11:04:12 PM »

They are wonderful !!! Well done !
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« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2006 11:06:05 PM »

Those are incredible! The sheep are adorable. I love their collars the fluffiness of the bodies - you really brought out the softness and wool texture of sheep!
And the kitten...too adorable for words. I love the scarf, by the way.
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« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2006 06:09:29 AM »

Those are just TOO, TOO cute!  Kiss  Great work!!!
Where did you find the pattern book?  I searched a few book sites (that search multi book sites) and can't find that ISBN anywhere.  Cry  I REALLY love those sheep and would love to be able to do a few, myself, if I could find that pattern somewhere...
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« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2006 07:46:12 AM »

oh those lambkins are too adorable!

Thanks everyone for such kind words! I really appreciate it!

Where did you find the pattern book?  I searched a few book sites (that search multi book sites) and can't find that ISBN anywhere.

Amazon Japan doesn't seem to have it - I found it on Kinokuniya, and every now and again I've found it on ebay.

Luck! I think I saw a Crochet Vol 4 may have come out....but I'm not sure (since I don't read japanese!) lol


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All: If you aren't aware already, there is a great blog out there all about japanese crafts - they also have a listing of online book stores to fill your japanese craft book needs
online book store list

Happy New Year Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2006 07:53:16 AM »

Great job on the flock of sheep! I love their cute faces and their fuzzy bodies. I just found some yarn that I think might work so I'm going to try a  little one. Yours are so cute.
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« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2006 09:02:15 AM »

Love, Love, Love the sheep!

Great work!

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« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2006 12:20:24 PM »

those are adorable! if i knew where you lived i would steal one! hahaha
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« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2006 03:45:13 PM »

I looked for these books.. found them on ebay.. noted a lady selling a bear for 26.00..
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« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2006 03:48:35 PM »

not sure if it shows you the first message if i update it, but I've added one more photo - this time of birds, though the sheep seem to be everybody's favorites!
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« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2006 04:03:54 PM »

The birds are too cute!  Little birdie butts Cheesy

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« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2006 05:37:09 PM »

Woodlandsprite:

You have that book too? some patterns confuse me, would you mind if I eventually send you a pm asking for help about, say, the kitty? TIA ^_^

Erika:

AUUU goatsssss! I have a pygmy goat =D wish i had angoras. I got to pet angoras in september though, babies, sooo cute!
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« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2006 05:43:20 PM »

the ISBN doesn't come up on either amazon or BN.. I was wondering how you aquired yours....
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« Reply #15 on: January 03, 2006 05:47:17 PM »

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AUUU goatsssss! I have a pygmy goat =D wish i had angoras. I got to pet angoras in september though, babies, sooo cute!

Believe it or not, they are actually sheep!.  Some of the sheep have a little bit of a wool coat (not long enough of of high enough quality to be spun, unfortunately), but the herding instructors prefer hair sheep so they don't need shearing.  I guess in So California, nonwooly makes sense, but it would be nice to have that resource available.

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« Reply #16 on: January 03, 2006 06:23:44 PM »

the ISBN doesn't come up on either amazon or BN.. I was wondering how you aquired yours....

The book is a japanese craft book - check earlier in the thread - I posted a link to online resources for japanese craft books.  I wound up getting mine at a japanese book store while travelling.
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« Reply #17 on: January 03, 2006 07:57:30 PM »

that's one cute kitty!  love the scarf!  but...


i <3 those sheep!
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« Reply #18 on: January 03, 2006 08:15:38 PM »

Your babies are amazing!   Shocked

In this book...are the instructions in Japanese?  I'd love to have these books but I don't think with my limited ability that I'd ever be able to decipher a pattern from them.  Embarrassed  I looked at your blog and I'm dying for the pattern for the blue sleeping kitty!
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« Reply #19 on: January 03, 2006 09:37:58 PM »

since I can't crochet well I am gonna take a stab at knitting the sheep.  I would think that it would be easy enough to do....
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« Reply #20 on: January 04, 2006 12:11:54 PM »

In this book...are the instructions in Japanese?

yeah, all the books are in japanese - the patterns don't seem to have a whole lot of text and have the "charts" illustrating how the pieces are made - once you get the hang of translating them, it isn't too terrible - and for crafty folk, fudging the bits that can't be translated isn't bad Smiley It makes each piece unique!  lol.

The Blue Kitty's pattern is actually online, unfortunately it does not have the illustrations that are in the book to make things easier - the pattern is located here at what is presumed to be the author's (of the blue kitty book) website.  If you scroll to the bottom of the page, it has tables.
The first column is the round - the 2nd column is the number of stitches in that round.

I don't have my book availible for reference, but I think it goes as follows:
For the 1st table, make 1, I think it's the head
The 2nd table, make 1, I think it's the body
3rd table, make 2, I think those are the arms
4th table, make 2, I think those are the legs
5th table, make 1, I think it's the tail
6th table, make 2, I think they are the ears
7th table, make 1, I think it's the muzzle.

The increases and decreases are spaced evenly across the rounds.

Note that the muzzle is not symmetric, and you may want to tweak the pattern accordingly.


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« Reply #21 on: January 04, 2006 12:15:59 PM »

since I can't crochet well I am gonna take a stab at knitting the sheep.  I would think that it would be easy enough to do....

ooh! that's a fantastic idea Smiley  I do both - maybe I'll see if I can work out some knit ones!
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BEAUTIFUL!!!! I am so dumb I can't even comprehend how to go about trying to make one of these. And I am too chicken to spend money on a book to elarn. AND I don't know how to read crochet patterns. What a waste of a crocheter....lol
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« Reply #23 on: January 05, 2006 09:11:52 AM »

I can't even comprehend how to go about trying to make one of these. And I am too chicken to spend money on a book to elarn. AND I don't know how to read crochet patterns.

Lol - I'm self taught - with the help of a friend - while I do have reference books I rarely refer to them - this would be why my birds have jogs where I change color - because it turns out I haven't been working my rounds properly!
oh well, they're still good looking Cheesy I recommend just getting with some other people to show you the basics and then just make it up as you go along Cheesy
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I couldn't resist - I added more sheep to my herd Cheesy
I really need to move onto other animals  Grin
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« Reply #25 on: January 17, 2006 07:23:26 PM »

Ok so I'm drooling down the front of my shirt now.
I will adopt your sheepies if you accidentally make too many of them! Cheesy
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dear god, those sheep are perfect
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« Reply #27 on: September 11, 2006 11:21:55 AM »

thanks for the complement Cheesy
The pattern for the black & White sheep is availiable on my shop if you're interested in making your own.

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