Friday, July 6, 2007

Amigurumi chihuahua!

I love amigurumi--the Japanese are freakin' genius for inventing this crochet technique. It took me a while to figure it out, mostly because I was trying to decipher these books that have their instructions only in Japanese. You can get those in the craft section of Kinokuniya. This is one my earlier attempts, a white chihuahua named Pilar Maria, since I made her on election night when our senator, Maria Cantwell won a decisive victory. She eventually got turned into a Christmas ornament and she's currently living on the upper West Side in Manhattan. I didn't follow a pattern for this one, just adjusted as I went along.


kathleen m said...

This is the most amazing thing, Sian. You are so talented at finger moving. I have your little chicken at my house and he is very happy. You knew I love chickeny thingies? xx

sianwu said...

Thanks, Kat! I think I just guessed that you liked chicken thingies. But who doesn't like chickens? They are the fruit of the earth. :-O