I've caught on slower than all the other crafters out there, it seems. From my oh-so-fastidious online research, I have deduced that a great many people jumped onto the amigurumi bandwagon by making an amineko from this pattern around this time...last year. Well, better late than never, right? Here's the first amineko that I crocheted:
Like his mommy, he's a lazy butt. He sleeps on the couch all day. He's actually asleep so much of the time that we refer to him simply as "the cat," since he's never awake long enough to hear his name called, much less answer to it. He's cool to have around because I can pretend that we actually own a cat. For example, "The cat is *always* sleeping on the couch. No matter how much I yell at him, he just won't move" or "I don't understand how the cat can sleep all day and not weigh 500 pounds." Haha, I'm so easily amused.
When a couple of friends visited, they really loved "the cat." But I wasn't ready to part with him...after all, who would keep the couch warm for me? So, alas, they went home empty-handed, and cat-less. But not for long.
Meet Tina. She's sister to "the cat". Shortly after she was born and photographed, she was stuffed into a cold cardboard box and shipped off to the other side of the country to her foster parents (previously mentioned cat-less friends). Yes, maybe it was cruel, but it was for her own good. Although she barely had a chance to get to know him (he was sleeping when she was born), she misses her brother and desires to really get to know him one day. We all miss her, and hope to fly out to Seattle sometime, and have a little reunion of sorts. But until then, the two must go their separate ways. I can't be sure, but I think "the cat" has become slightly more withdrawn ever since Tina left. I may have even seen a little tear in the corner of his eye.