Monday, February 13, 2006

Just an informational post...

I've been wondering how to get my blog out there so more people can see it and this morning I decided to join one of my favorite links: Amigurumi-Along (see side bar). It's a blog pretty much like this one but with many members contributing to the site. Fun! And already within a couple hours I have my first non-relation/friend visitor! Yay! hahahaha She/he even left a comment. I was so happy!! (thank you cagrrl. you made my day!) (*o*) However, then I realized - because the comment had a question - how do I reply to the comment directly? Other than leaving my own comment in hopes the person will check back... I haven't a clue. (^_^)' Seeing how the question was something everyone might want to know anyway I decided to answer here this time.
cagrrl asks in comment to my pup: "you chose the right type of yarn that made him look so cuddly....would it work for the cats??????"
Yes! It was wonderful on the cat! If you go to the very first entry of this blog (archive Jan 2006 - Jan 14) you should see a picture of a white cat reposing. He is made from the same baby boucle as the pup. And it is very cuddly. I used hook size G. I haven't tried using a smaller hook size to get a smaller end product with the boucle. Instead, for the pup, I just adjusted my pattern. Hm.
In comparison I used a double knitting yarn for Mr. Frog and certainly it would work for the cats as well... however, because it is a very soft yarn it won't hold the poses very well if the cat is too big (personal experience note: the bright pink cat with purple silk flower is DK yarn and is now very floppy especially in the neck area. haha). Soooo if you plan on making a smaller cat, double knitting is fine. But I found the larger cats need yarn that is... not really stiffer but, thicker I guess? I found Lion Brand's Wool Ease very pleasing. Worsted weight is a little too stiff for me I think while I'm working with it, but the end result is very good for the cats (see pink twins).You know, I'm so new at this too, so don't take my word for it. It just takes a lot of experimentation to find what you like. In the end, it's all about personal preference anyway. Don't forget to experiment with hook size as well! So many possibilities...
Thanks to everyone who has come by for a peek and all the encouragment (^_^)v Don't forget to check out my Flickr album where there are a few more photos of these cuddly guys. Just click on the flashy thing in the side bar there. hee Have a great day!

3 comments:

cagrrl said...

hello again!!!:)what a nice thing to say of me.i'm a crocheter and young mom of 2 kids i've been an amigurumi fan since last july....but ur stuff is one of the great by far...thanx 4 the advice on the yarn..i don't know how i missed that ...i looked over your website like 3 or 4 times.i am hoping to try..soon .my 5 yr. old diabetic leaves no room for me and to do hobbies...i am a girl from lodi,ca ...i also want to comment on the frog....the beads on the feet adds the most excellent characteristics...talk to you soon:0)
cagrrl

Amigurumi Girl said...

I myself have a busy 3 year old and out of all the hobbies I've done so far crocheting is the easiest to do with her around. At least while you're doing the bulk part of the project, just crocheting, there's nothing for the kids to get into. And it's amazing what you can get done in 10-15 minute spurts! *wink* Thanks again for coming by! I'll try to keep it interesting. =)

Anonymous said...

Well done. They all look good. Wondering how I found your site? Through Angelsan's blog. She posted a link to Amigurumi along and there you had a post...followed your link as well ;-). Ann