Wednesday, December 14, 2011
WIP Wednesday, Short and Sweet.
If you search for "amigurumi" in Ravelry's pattern database and sort by "most projects," the first result you get is Amineko the cat, who is even the star of his (or her) very own book. While I've always admired the cute face and extreme poseability of this fine feline creation, and even regarded it as a kind of amigurumi rite of passage, in my head, Amineko falls firmly in the "TOO BIG!!" spectrum of amigurumi for me.
However (as proven by last year's pony semi-fiasco) Christmas-gurumi are an exception to the "TOO BIG!!" rule, and I have a hunch that Amineko's sweet face and array of meditative and cute poses will make my mom really happy. So I grabbed some good ol' scratchy Red Heart yarn in Turqua (I was tempted by a blue/purple variegated, but I think that Amineko will be better served by a solid colour, although I'm planning a stripe or two on the body, maybe) and started hooking. I wasn't sold on the head shape, or the head to muzzle ratio at first, but this was one of those cool projects where once I stuck some pins in it, I fell a little in love. As usual, there seems to be a definite reason why this is an uber-popular pattern. Even featureless and pinned together, it's cute and oddly friendly and peaceful looking (...that's probably just my vivid imagination filling in the blanks, there...).
I also have a couple random little ornament-type projects lying around, and those, rather than Ms. Neko, will probably be what will show up on Friday. But I can totally finish this cat by Christmas. The fact that she's not giant and needing a mane and tail attached will help!
See other people's presents and projects in progress over at WIP Wednesdays!