Tuesday, October 30, 2007

The Title Says it All!

Today's pattern comes from a fellow blogspot user, the lazy knitter! This uber cute cat will be the envy of your friends. . . and the cutest Christmas gift ever (now's the time to get started for those of you that have a hoarde of friends.)

Trust me, it really is REALLY EASY! :D

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Too Cute Hat!

Okay, another non-amigurumi pattern... but an adorable one, at that! This bonnet from Hello Yarn is versatile and, of course, can be embellished with anything you wish - cat ears, bunny ears... totoro ears!

The possibilities are totally endless, and, what's cooler is... there are adult sizes!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Flowers in the Fall

I'm going out of town for the weekend, so I thought I'd post something that you guys could use to occupy your time. It's not exactly amigurumi, but this awesome pattern from Saartje Knits is really adorable. Why not make a bouquet of flowers for your sweetie?

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Very Cherry

There's been a bit of a bug in my camera, so I don't want to post any patterns I have yet. . . but, here, have a better one! These tutorials by geckogrrl are a great help, especially if you want to make your own amigurumi. I suggest you check them out, because they're probably the best amigurumi-related tutorials out there... at least, the best I could find.
Tutorial 1 is on shaping heads, and includes instructions for these sweet and sour cherries!

Tutorial 2 is all about bodies, with directions for the different types of body shapes, and oh-- there's a free pattern of it, too! Hurry up and make this cute spider!

Monday, October 8, 2007

Crazy Gator!

Today's pattern comes to you from Lion Brand Yarn, who suggests you use their yarn for this pattern, but don't be fools (as my brother would say), this pattern will work form anything. Its a Gator! Perfect for the little boys out there whose mothers are tired of knitting bunnies and kittens for them.

This piece looks a bit crazy, and I haven't made it myself (like I have with most patterns in my library), but I feel in the end any well-willing person who has mastered increasing and decreasing and. . . all the other stuff. . . will be able to manage him. AND HE'S SO CUTE! If anyone has the audacity to finish this, I'd love to see some photos. Try it!

Sunday, October 7, 2007


I know as much as anyone that buying patterns seems like a scam: "Hey, if I can figure it out, I'll save some money! Let me just try it myself..." Well, let me tell you! These ADORABLE creatures designed by New Yorker Anna Hrachovec are worth all the money in the world. And they're five dollars! That's quite the steal. If you need some practice following patterns, I suggest you try it out.
If you're feeling cheap, there ARE some free patterns out there on the interweb. The cute Miyazaki-inspired critters to the left are featured in the current issue of Knitty. The weblog also has a cute collection of some more simple freebies.
If you're also one of those people who like to go around reading people's knitblogs, then check out http://mochimochiland.com/weblog/ as well! All in all, I'd give Mochimochi Land an A: exciting, enticing, and most of all CUTE!

Phew! My first post! If you have any questions, requests, or links to share, feel free to post them up or email me at lynough@gmail.com