one of my new year resolutions was to do more crafting for fun - I find it really hard to make time to do this, so I signed up for a few classes where I knew I'd be forced to learn new craft skills and actually have some time to craft! so far I've learnt knitting, and how to crochet granny squares, and last week I went back to Tea and Crafting to learn amigurumi!
in the class we learnt to crochet a super cute whale - I'm going to make a felt horn for mine though and turn him into a narwhal! amigurumi is actually fairly simple once you've got the technique down - unlike traditional crochet it works in a spiral rather than rows. it means you have to concentrate while you're doing it, which was the biggest challenge for me!
I'm pretty much addicted to amigurumi now - I have favourited a ton of amigurumi patterns on Etsy (I mean, who wouldn't want to crochet a hamburger with a face on?!) and have even finally dusted off the amigurumi book I bought YEARS ago....
I bought Ami Ami Dogs purely because of the cute factor of the front cover. sadly my lack of crochet skills meant I haven't been able to make anything from it until now - I cannot wait to try making my own teeny crocheted dog. the Husky is going to be my first project - LOOK HOW CUTE IT IS!
can any of you crochet? have you ever tired amigurumi? or are you learning any new craft skills at all as part of your new years resolutions?