Monday, October 19, 2009

Android's Dream Sheep Amigurumi

The next few posts will be a little bit of old news, but I still want to share these pictures, even though time has gotten away from me.

When my kiddos entered some items into the local county fair, I decided to contribute as well. I was learning a type of crochet called amigurumi (which is Japanese for a knitted or crocheted stuffed doll). I was also reading a book by John Scalzi called "The Android's Dream". Turns out, the book isn't about sleeping robots like I thought when I picked it up. I won't tell you what it is about, but my fair entry is a hint.


I got a nice red, second-place ribbon, which is amazing considering I misunderstood how to do the decrease stitches on the back of the head. It ain't pretty back there. My theory is that there were only two entries in this category. I also want to credit RoxyCraft and the book "Tiny Yarn Animals" for the pattern for this cute little sheep. I sure couldn't have come up with it on my own. I met Ms. Snow at the Maker Faire last year ans she was uber nice, and there are free patterns on her website, so go check it out. I have more amigurumi to show off soon, most are also from her patterns.

2 comments:

John Scalzi said...

I like it!

Amanda The Semi-Published said...

That's hecka cute!
That'd make a great packaged set, a blue sheep with every novel.