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Thursday, May 24, 2012

A is for stuffed toys? (Amigurumi)

I love making toys.  Knitted specifically.  If I could figure out how to make them on the sewing machine or with a needle and thread I probably would.  But somehow.. I don't have the patience.  I know funny considering I have the patience to knit them.

Growing up I had stuffed animals all over my room.  They were the best toys ever to me.  One of the ones I remember was a three foot tall Raggedy Anne doll my mom knit.  No I a not kidding, at age nine I had a knit doll that was almost as tall as I was.  I could put my own cloths on this doll... it was awesome.

I haven't tackled a toy that size, yet.  Most of mine are in the smaller range.

Recently I finished off Cecil the Cephalopod for my cousin who is having a baby..

I love all the little legs... so fun.

And I made Vet Jaden, a gargoyle, for another friend who is having a baby (still need to ship him out).

 But my favorite toy I have knitted, more for myself, is also a gargoyle (I love that pattern)... his name is Leanord and his best friend is a stuffed chibi Optimus Prime...

 I know I will be making more toys, and I think that is great.  Currently I have a set of dolls I am making (I am sure they would prefer to be called action figures but they aren't plastic).

Edit: Totally forgot to add this... Why A?  Well, I have started an Alphabet blog circle.... and here is the wonderful picture link to check out other posts as well...

Jenny Matlock


  1. My absolute favorite stuffed animal was a strange creature that was knitted for me by a great aunt from Czechoslovakia. I named it Poopie, and I carried it everywhere. I don't know what kind of animal it was, but I loved it.

  2. hey there. visiting from jenny's. i can't knit at all, so kudos to you!

  3. Vet Jaden is a hoot! I love that you are knitting these... I can't knit at all so I do stick to the sewing machine!

  4. I can't knit at all! I love the octopus, he is fantastic!!

    Visiting from Alphabe-thursday

  5. What fun to knit these critters. I imagine you enjoy the animals grow as you knit them.

  6. strange creatures but I'm impressed. I have no patience to knit so, I really admire those who can.

    hope you have a lovely day.

  7. Those are terrific!!! How creative!

  8. You do great work! I can crochet a little, but am not good at knitting!

  9. Oh my!

    What cuteness!

    I've ordered some owls like this before from Etsy and absolutely fell in love with them!

    How creative you are! I am definitely unable to control a skein of wool...in any way shape or form!

    This was really an adorable link for the letter 'A'.

    Thank you for sharing it!