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11  Re: My Amigurumi Menagerie--enter if you dare! (New Arrival 8/3!!) in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by knittinkitty on: August 07, 2006 08:15:07 AM
Me again! This was made for a friend who LOOOOVES chocolate, but who lives too far away for me to mail the real stuff...she made a joke once that she thought I could spin yarn into gold, or maybe even chocolate, so I crocheted her a chocolate runny babbit, I mean bunny rabbit.  Cheesy Another RubyTuesday pattern! {{{hug}}}

I haven't forgotten the meerkat and crawfish patterns christina--hope to have them up this week.
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12  Re: My Amigurumi Menagerie--enter if you dare! (New Arrival 8/3!!) in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by knittinkitty on: August 03, 2006 02:12:39 PM
Sorry to be gone so long--I had to have surgery so am just now getting energetic enough to return to the wonderful world online.  Grin

One nice thing about being laid up is the opportunity to make stuff! My friend had to sell her beloved horse a while back, could not afford to keep her, and was just heartbroken. After seeing my amigurumi, she asked if I might be able to make her a little keepsake horsie. She sent me pictures to refer to for color placement and so forth, and I hit up our dear RubyTuesday for a precious horse pattern. Sooo...here is Savana!

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13  Re: My Amigurumi Menagerie--enter if you dare! (new arrival 6/21!!) in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by knittinkitty on: June 27, 2006 08:17:52 AM
sj1974, I've had that problem with the stitches...using a size smaller hook helped.

Here's the latest addition to the zoo--for anyone who's seen the show Meerkat Manor on Animal Planet, which is absolutely one of the cutest darn things ever on tv, here's a meerkat!

This one I actually made up myself, as opposed to cannibalizing other people's patterns, so I'm quite proud of it. hehe!
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14  Re: My Amigurumi Menagerie--enter if you dare! (updated 5/18 with new critter!) in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by knittinkitty on: June 21, 2006 06:31:48 PM
I took a short break from ami's to knit a Stitch N Bitch Poster Boy tote bag. Ended up with a small ball of very bright green yarn, & thought I'd try the inchworm pattern from crochetme.com...not enough yarn. So I adapted him to make him smaller, but I think he still turned out pretty cute. It's good to feel free to change stuff up.

More to come soon, I hope!
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15  Re: New Poster Boy--guess who? in Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller by knittinkitty on: June 21, 2006 06:11:30 PM
Wow! Lookit all the cool guesses!! Grin

(waves to box of purls) I didn't think about Davy Jones! sigh. (I'm dating myself a bit, aren't I? hehe) Beantown, I had to look up Edward Furlong--the name sounded familiar but I couldn't place him. The pix from Detroit Rock City did bear a definite resemblance!

{{{hugs}}} to everybody else who guessed...I know I promised not to laugh but xcriot:
Bwah! Fraid not hon, I'm all gurrl.


DINGDINGDING we do have a winner! Bless you, jaybirdiscrafty!! It's Clay Aiken, version 2, with the new hair.  Cheesy

Thanx for the kind words y'all. I am not very confident of my Fair Isle skills, but doing 2 of these has certainly helped! I'd like to go for 3, if I can find a good copy of one particular Jim Morrison photo that has carbonated my hormones since I was a tiny lil gurrl. (crosses fingers, toes, eyes...not legs...)

And my mom is begging me to knit her an Elvis, so we'll see.

ETA--EEEEE jaybird, we are in the same state! Drop me a line!!

ETA2--the pic I used:

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16  New Poster Boy--guess who? in Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller by knittinkitty on: June 19, 2006 07:41:58 AM

anybody? Bueller? Bueller? Take a shot, I promise I won't laugh, no matter what.
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17  Re: My Amigurumi Menagerie--enter if you dare! (updated 5/10 with more pix) in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by knittinkitty on: May 18, 2006 07:39:13 AM
My latest addition to the family...I cooked this one up from the giraffe body, the dragon foot, and a couple of generic football shapes for the claws...meet the crawfish!

Forgive the slightly blurry pic.

He's a crayfish in the encyclopedia, and a crawdad if you're in Louisiana, but a crawfish in my neck of the woods.
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18  Log Cabin Pillow (from Mason Dixon Knitting) in Knitting: Completed Projects by knittinkitty on: May 10, 2006 08:53:56 AM
This book rawks. (bangs head) Ann & Kay, creators of the eponymous blog and the book that sprang from it, are too funny. The blog

One of the patterns is a blanket in the style of the Log Cabin quilts. I loved the idea but didn't need another afghan, to say nothing of my minimal free time, which pretty much limits me to small projects. For example, the rag pillow cover I was knitting from an old pair of flannel pajama pants. It looked great, till I tossed it in the wash & it fell apart.

So, I had this 12 inch pillow form staring its blank stare at me, and a weekend to do...well, not much except sit around and tend my sick mom. I also had tons of wild colors of yarn from my recent amigurumi addiction. The end result was this.

Loud and uncoordinated, I know, but it was a ton of fun & I thought I'd share.  Grin

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19  Re: My Amigurumi Menagerie--enter if you dare! in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by knittinkitty on: May 10, 2006 06:09:57 AM
EEEEE, hi Ruby!! {{{hug}}} My amigurumi mentor made it to my thread!  Grin

you must have so much patience to do the hair on those little men! and to make 15 of them wow! well done! Once i've designed and made an amigurumi I very rarely make another the same, i think that's why i'm into designing the patterns!........
It helped that everybody wanted their Clay in a different outfit...like 'can you dress him in what he wore for this concert' or 'that tv show' or whatever. Made each one a new challenge.

I promise I am going to put my others up y'all, but they are at work & I keep forgetting to bring them home, or take the camera there... Cheesy I have the camera here today thogh, so hopefully tonight or tomorrow. I'm especially proud of my psychedelic Grateful Dead bear & can't wait for you all to see him.

ETA to add this one, from a pattern I found at Lion Brand's web site. He's not exactly amigurumi, but close.

ETA2--at last the promised pix...the bear is a free online pattern, the same one I adapted to make the black kitty above. The brown cat is also online for free, called amineko. (sorry, I wish I had the links for all these but I just printed them out & didn't save the urls. Sad When I get time I will hunt as many up as I can & add them.

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20  My Amigurumi Menagerie--enter if you dare! NEW 1/3--SHAAAARK!!! in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by knittinkitty on: May 01, 2006 05:44:13 PM
(insert demented laugh here  Cheesy)

I discovered these lil critters from an article in Knit1 magazine, got online to look for patterns, & well, just got abducted by them...I haven't really made up any of my own yet, but I have adapted some.

Here's one--the dragon is an adaptation of one of RubyTuesday's wonderful patterns--the cat is a free one I found online.

This kangaroo is believe it or not adapted from the same pattern whence came the dragon (hehe)

And where did they come from? The penguin you see below  Cheesy The giraffe came from the Annies Attic book How to Crochet Adaorable Amigurumi Animals. Their mischievous looking friend is adapted from Roxycraft's basic body pattern...he's supposed to be Clay Aiken, if you were wondering. (I've made about 15 of those for friends...every last one of em in a different outfit. Whew!)

These 3 are all Roxycraft patterns. The green monkey was a special request from my boss who collects monkeys. The bunny was an Easter gift for my niece, & the elephant was a baby gift for a friend's new grandson. (I think...unless he has bead eyes, then he's the one I made for myself. hehe)

These last ones are actually the first ones I made, both from free patterns. The cat actually came from a bear pattern, but I turned the pig's ears sideways & used them to make it catty.

So that's my zoo, for the moment...

Thanx & {{{hug}}} to RubyTuesday for her encouragement, & for not minding how I mangled her patterns.  Grin
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