Wednesday, July 22, 2009

What We're Reading and Doing

Amigurumi World; Seriously Cute Crochet by Ana Paul Rimoli

I like to knit and crochet, but my ambitions usually outpace my abilities—not to mention my patience. Now I’ve found amigurumi. Amigurumi is a Japanese word for small knitted or crocheted animals and other creatures. Amigurumi World; Seriously Cute Crochet, by Ana Paula Rimoli is full of (seriously!) cute things to crochet like a lion, a penguin, an ice cream cone and the octopus I made to add to my collection. Next I’m tackling the baby octopus, which will take even less time to finish.

The patterns use the most basic crochet stitches and since the toys are small (6" or so) they're quick and easy enough to make even for someone with a short attention span like mine. Pull out your most inexpensive yarn or use up your leftover skeins and you’ll have gifts aplenty by next holiday season.

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