Amineko (crocheted cat) number two should be complete sometime today. Yeah!
This being my second Amineko that I’ve crocheted, it’s going along at a much faster pace. In fact, I’m already thinking of number three, or perhaps I’ll make an Angry Bird for my five-year old nephew. He’s a big fan of those critters. I have to admit, crocheting an amigurumi can be addicting.
During the entire time, my daughter has been eagerly watching the process. She’s already placed an additional request…
“After you’re finished that mommy, would you please make some accessories for Marigold?”
Me: What do you think I am, your slave?
Daughter: Yep, my crochet slave!
I feign shock. She laughs at my expression.
Marigold is the first Amineko that I crocheted, and she was featured in my Finished Object Friday post, which also featured a crocheted necklace.
I love crochet
Truth is, I’m really enjoying crocheting, and have been really enjoying making the aminekos, the crochet pattern is easy to follow. Even as a new crochet user, I didn’t find it to be difficult. I took my time. If interested you can find the pattern in the book Hello my name is Aminkeo: The Story of a Crafty Crochet Cat.
My daughter loves this book (as do I) since there are numerous stories to chronicle the adventures of amineko. The crochet amineko pattern, along with accessories for the amienko, are located towards the back of the book.
I learned to knit when I was eight-years old, and it’s something I’ve done (off and on) throughout my life. Knitting isn’t going anywhere, I enjoy it, but for now, outside of my quilting group, most of my fiber love has been focused on crochet.
Of course there’s a wide range of items you can crochet; crochet isn’t just for doilies, afghans, or squares. There are plenty of gorgeous clothing that can be made, and eventually I will….
I’ve already sketched out a few designs that I’m itching to crochet, and most likely (when Fall comes around again) I’ll start crocheting them after Christmas presents have been made.
What’s on my crochet hooks
Currently I’m working on a Sophie Digard inspired scarf. During my down time, when I don’t have a project on my hooks, I crochet a few (tiny) beautiful flowers. I’m in no rush to complete the scarf, but when it’s finished it’ll be gorgeous.
Edited to add:
Today, I finished my second crochet amineko. My daughter has named this one, Mario. About thirty minutes ago, My daughter ‘married’ Marigold and Mario. Mario, the amineko, will be featured (along with other creations) in this coming Finished Object Friday.