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Adorable amigurumi toys look on as a new friend crochets itself. [SLYT]
posted by The demon that lives in the air (14 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
I'll keep the gushing out of the post itself, but I want to say I love the clever adaptation of action figure stands as "factory equipment."
posted by The demon that lives in the air at 9:56 AM on February 28, 2011


It's a little less cute if you realize this was made by unraveling the cute little guy. No wonder he looks so sad in the "last" shot. He knows the horror that awaits him.
posted by DU at 10:13 AM on February 28, 2011 [2 favorites]


uh, I disagree DU
posted by rebent at 10:54 AM on February 28, 2011


Okay, that was awesome and almost inspired me to make amigurumi (but I hate weaving in ends and seaming with a burning fiery passion, and amigurumi are so small that the ratio of crochet to finishing is just too low to be fun for me.)
posted by asperity at 11:09 AM on February 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


Are you disagree with my claim that that's how they made it? Or that it makes it less cute?
posted by DU at 11:16 AM on February 28, 2011


I think it'd have been doable working forward, but a lot more time-consuming (gotta move the hook out of every shot, etc.) With that and the yarn looking crimped, I'm with DU on production method (but I still say it's cute.)
posted by asperity at 11:38 AM on February 28, 2011


(Also, it should obviously have been an amigurumi frog.)
posted by asperity at 11:39 AM on February 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


Don't you see this as a metaphor for rebirth and reincarnation? It would be really cool if it were a phoenix, BTW, with some fire somewhere because, hey, fire.
posted by jfwlucy at 12:10 PM on February 28, 2011


Wonderful. I love amigurumi. It is the main thing I crochet tho I do wonder what I'm going to do with stuffed cigarettes, strawberries and little turtles as I have no children to pass them to. I'm currently making an amigurumi mary and joseph set for my mom. The only way I could tolerate her putting up such a thing in our house for the holidays. Plus the cat is having fun tossing around little crocheted jesus.
posted by kanata at 12:26 PM on February 28, 2011 [2 favorites]


(Also, it should obviously have been an amigurumi frog.)

Get out.
posted by Faint of Butt at 12:28 PM on February 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


asperity, I hear you. I can't commit to the whole animal. But adding round baubles (or, faceless heads if you're morbid like me) and cherries to things...that I can do!
posted by iamkimiam at 12:44 PM on February 28, 2011


I was strangely torn between the desires to hug someone because of the doll, and shoot someone because of the music. Argh!
posted by Malor at 12:56 PM on February 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


Asperity, I've found that amigurumi is fairly forgiving with seaming and end-weaving. You can usually just weave the ends through a couple stitches and leave the tails hanging out on the inside. Seamed knit garments make me recoil, but I love amigurumi.

I suspect it might have been shot working forward, actually. Amigurumi requires a really tight gauge, and unraveling a stitch leaves a telltale gap in the previous stitch that would be hard to smush down.

(off to Ravelry to find a cigarette pattern to stuff with catnip)
posted by Metroid Baby at 2:23 PM on February 28, 2011


(Also, it should obviously have been an amigurumi frog.)

Get out. Get thee to Ravelry.
posted by francesca too at 2:54 PM on February 28, 2011


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