Friday, May 26, 2006

Meet Rippit

I want you to meet my new friend, Rippit.

He is kind of an imaginary friend since I made him myself. He is made with Red Heart Super Saver 100% Acrylic yarn. I thought Acrylic would be good (and cheap) for something you don't wear. However, when I started making it I realized that I didn't think my daughter would cuddle this hard fiber. I got the yarn and a set of 6 plastic crochet hooks in assorted sizes for only $5.50 with tax! Right in my budget at the moment. I think I will be visiting Europris when I'm in Iceland for that cheap wool they have and remake it in wool.

I finally realized why people were so crazy about these amigurumis. Talk about instant gratification and creativity. I finished Rippit in 24 hours (except for few details). There is a basic pattern but it's all up to you what you want to make. You can learn more about Amigurumi on Crochet me (where I got the pattern). If you want to see different amigurumis out there try look it up on Flickr.

Now, I'm not 100% happy about Rippit. There are some things that I would do different the second time around. One thing would be to use a smaller hook. I already talked about the choice of yarn. But all in all I'm pretty happy about it.


Rebecca said...

Oh, he is so cute! Makes me wish I could crochet better.

Rebecca said...

Oh, I meant to ask, which Europris is good for cheap wool? Maybe I can check it out next time I go.

Sonja said...

Thank you for the compliment. You are too nice (and I mean that) he he. He's not finished yet, he'll get better.

Europris has 100% wool skeins that are ca. 150 kr/skein. Do check it out. I know I will.