Needless to say I was without a computer for a few days and I discovered that I'm addicted to the internet. I used my Wii to check my e-mail and tweet a few times, but it just didn't satisfy my tech craving. So to keep my hands and mind occupied, I took those few days to try my hand at amigurumi.
Amigu-what?? It's a Japanese word meaning knitted stuffed toy. Google it. I've stayed away from it for the most part because most amigurumi is cutesy fluffy bunnies and rainbows; not my style. I know what you're thinking "but didn't you just make a cute ring toss with smiling insects & frogs?" Yes, I did, but that's for a baby, so it's ok.
It got me thinking though. There have to be some rad crocheted dolls out there. And there are!! Karabouts & KnotByGra'ma are so sick, just to name a few. Now I've got the itch to find more edgy amigurumi and even more so to make my own! I usually stick to making hats only, but it's getting warmer and people don't really want ski-type hats anymore (unless you live in the southern hemisphere) so I'm giving myself license to think outside the box a little. All because of a baby boy and technology withdrawal.
PLAY HARD :: PLAY HOOKY