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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Amigurumi

Ami(French friend)-guru(like guru)-mi(a note to follow sew). I cannot pronounce that word to save my life.  Fortunately, I don't need to be able to say it to knit one.  A friend in my knitting group issued a challenge.  Knit or crochet an amigurumi and be entered into a drawing to win a skein of Malabrigo, a Ravelry pattern gift certificate, some of my soap, or a project bag made by another member.
First attempt was Wash Bunny.  The pattern is Baby Bunny Buddy and its free on lionbrand.com.  The yarn is Pinguon Cotton which I found for .39 a skein at the thrift shop.  This was my first attempt at double knitting and I messed it up.  Thje head is made with purled double knitting so that at the top you have a seamless pouch.  Originally, I decided to knit it instead of purling.  It made a nice, dense fabric, but no pouch.  I guess you cannot always modify the pattern with impunity.  I think it came out okay, but I'm not in love with it.
I am in love with this little guy.  He is a present for the Farmer.  He is from Devon Monk.  It is a sweet, fast pattern that is made in the round and uses a few sock techniques.  I might make another in hot pink.

2 comments:

  1. I love him! Is he single??

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  2. Love the devon monk ... looks kind of like a perplexed gargoyle!

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