Friday, September 22, 2017

Do You Crochet?

After a little excursion to the "yarn department" in my studio yesterday, I made myself a little Amigurumi bear. For those who have never heard of this before, Amigurumi is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small, stuffed yarn creatures. It is a really enjoyable diversion from sewing and a convenient way to cull my wool stash!!

This is my first attempt and although a little loosely crocheted, it will do for the purpose it was made. I can see this becoming almost as addictive as sewing and knitting . . . but not quite. I don't think any craft will completely entice me away from the things I am most passionate about.

My hair was in desperate need of attention, so a visit to the hairdresser was on my agenda, however, deciding whether to cut or curl is always a real dilemma for me, in the end I decided to cut so I don't get a hot head when the warmer weather finally arrives! Do you ever have that problem?

Have a great weekend whatever you are doing!
Hugs,
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10 comments:

  1. Hello Sandy,
    The bear is adorable. I am so impressed with your many talents. Well done!
    Big hug
    Giac

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    1. Ha ha ha! It doesn't take much talent to crochet a bear when you follow instructions, but I do appreciate your comment, you are such a sweetheart. :)
      Big hugs,
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  2. What an adorable little bear! I've heard of this type of crochet, but I've never given it a try before. It's on my list, though. I actually just posted on my blog yesterday of the two crochet blankets I finally finished so yes, I do crochet! I have yet to get another project started, but it will most likely be a granny square type of blanket. :)

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    1. Hi Farrah,
      Oh thank you, but I am sure you could easily make one yourself, if you can crochet you will find it a breeze. I will pop by after I have responded to all my comments, as I always enjoy reading your blog.
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  3. Hello and that is one cute bear! I have two books about amigurumi with patterns and tips. I have not tried those yet, but in my young age, at school, I made a Moomin, with eyes and all. It was so cute. My sister's youngest kid got it and I think it is well used.
    I like my hair short, the summers here are not so hot, but some days can be rather humid and that makes my hair curl.
    Hugs!

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    1. Hi Niina,
      Thank you, I'm pleased you think so. It's certainly not hard to make a bear if you crochet.

      I'm not sure what a Moomin is, but will have to google it to see. :) I'm sure it will be cute.

      So you have naturally curly hair, lucky you! However, I do understand how humid weather can tighten the curls.
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  4. Fantastic job! I had a book to make one of those bears but I never tried it. I do a bit of crochet but only simple stuff. I have been working on a small bear that came in a kit for six years and still haven't finished it! One of those unfinished projects.

    I always cut my hair short because I have such thick hair, having it long adds a lot of weight and I can never put it up because it gives me massive headaches. Plus being up here in the tropics, I think short hair is much better!

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    1. I wouldn't say it was fantastic, but it's nice of you to boost my ego. :) I'm sure you'll get it finished one day soon (or do what I did with mine and chuck it). LOL!

      Yes, I can relate to that. I had very thick hair when I was young, and my pony tail used to do the same. However, it's thinned a little now I am older and I am so pleased with my new style, Lauren (my hairdresser) use #3 clippers at the back and it really feels so cool. Plus, I changed colour and love it now it's pearl grey. My daughter told me I look like Judy Dench (just the hair, not the facial features).

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  5. Cute little bear! You said he is small, but it is hard to gage just how small. ( Maybe you should put him next to a Tim Tam. I very familiar with those!) Sorry, my SIL just went to the Melbourne show and posted pictures of all the yummy show bags she picked up. (I saw there was a Tim Tam one this year.) I MISS the Melbourne Show so much!
    Enjoy your new hair do. I have to leave mine long for the summer here so that I can put it in a pony tail. It is too humid and if I curl my hair, it just goes limp and sticks to my head. (I look like a drowned rat.) I do not have even an ounce of curl in my hair. For winter I have it cut at shoulder length. Any shorter and I look ridiculous as my hair is so thin! The joys of growing older.

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    1. Ha ha! Perhaps I should Sam, 'cept I've eaten them all! We didn't go this year, so many other things on, and to be honest, I think I'm past it all. The thought of squeezing through crowds of people and screaming children just freaks me out.

      Oh I am, it's so much easier to style straight out of the shower, just a quick all over with the blow-dryer is all it needs. When I was young I used to put it up in a pony tail like you, but I think when one gets to my age a pony tail just looks ridiculous . . . bit like an old ewe trying to look like a lamb. :)
      Hugs,
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