I’ve never attempted Amigrummi before. When I was in the US for my Sebattical back in June, I brought with me a couple balls of chenille yarn and thought they’d be perfect for making a little bunny. I started by free handedly making a little ball type shape that I filled with some stuffing.
Then I proceeded to make a pair of ears. They had to be long and floppy and tapered at one end. Finally, I did a giant granny square with a shell type border and sewed them all together.
Finally, I added the eyes and mouth in white yarn to make some personality – I made it so that the little thing was sleeping.
Thus was the finished product- sitting on the bed…
And with her full floppy ears on display:
She ended up being gifted to a baby on the way – for one of my friends who I used to sit when she was but a few months old.
N and V are pregnant, and expecting a baby boy in April 2016. It’s an exciting time for them, as this is their first. My friend Steph organized a really great baby shower for them, and everything was themed “Out of this world”. There were rockets, stars, planets, NASA and even some posters from the Jet Propulsion Lab.
There was a cake with the baby astronaut in marzipan, a diaper cake with stars and a rocket on top…
and plenty of games – including one where we had to taste baby food and identify it, another where we had to write on diapers (late night messages for the parents), and plenty of laughs at the “pacifier straws”.
There were also plenty of gifts for the little bundle and the new parents.
For me, because I can crochet, I do my best to make sure that the gift is handmade because it’s always a nice gift to get something where the time is spent making it -just the same as the ‘mom’ has been spending time making the baby. 🙂 This time, I made a baby blanket in a ridged vine pattern that reminded me of the rockets taking off into the sky. It’s in James C Brett Marble DK in blues / greens shade. It took me about a week after work to make the whole thing including the edges.
I think it was a hit – and I can’t wait to see little V using it!
Earlier in the year (May 2015), I had an order for a baby blanket for a little boy – that he could grow into. They didn’t want “traditional” colors, but they wanted something masculine and large enough to eventually cover a toddler bed. They also wanted something more solid and not too lacy. I thought on it for a couple of days, and ended up using a dark and light blue, a tan, and a few mixed skeins of mottled browns in a corner to corner pattern. The end result was 2/3 the length of a single bed and I think turned out quite masculine – but not overly baby. What do you think?