Thursday, April 01, 2010

That CROCHET thing . . .

Aren't they cute?

It's what I've been doing the last couple of weeks. Never heard of the word before this year. Not real clear how you pronounce it either.

(It's a crocheted toy.)

Cowpoke was a free pattern found here.
He has curly, pose-able legs. Sort of.

Next up I had 5 little Easter-like Babies in bunny & bear snowsuits made before the brilliant idea occurred to put them in an egg carton so I could get a better picture. Naturally, I decided to make an even dozen to fill out the carton.

Instead of cutting the box in half.

You know. Normal & perfectly logical.
As apposed to seriously troubled and with too much time on her hands. Possibly?

It seems like the Wikipedia article detailing Amigurumi needs a little work. Some might take exception to an opening concept "Amigurumi have no practical use". (Looks like it was quote from a book, so I guess that makes it true.)

I suppose that depends on one's definition of "practical"?
(It's a crocheted toy!)
3 year old Ben was fascinated by the cow and 9 year old Kyle asked, "can I have one?"
Didn't actually take it but the kid is transformer obsessed, so any fleeting diversion of the moment can be cherished.

The description goes on to say, "The pervading aesthetic of Amigurumi is cuteness."
Can't argue with that, I guess.
I'll add Addictive, for the moment.

Although I've come across a few examples by now that I've thought, wow that's . . . so not cute.
Frighteningly awful.

WARNING!! (Should maybe think twice about adding this link. Sorry in advance?)
This crocheted woman giving birth (with a baby sticking halfway out) caught me a little off guard, I must say. YIKES!
NOTE TO SARA & STEPH: You may not want to click that link!

Don't say I didn't warn you ;)


Bonnie said...

Cowpoke and the babies in bunny & bear snowsuits are adorable.

chinamommy said...

Laurie!!!! I'm amazed at all your crochet- you're putting me to shame!! I'm going to get busy!!!