Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Looking for an amigurumi design you can't find? I'll help!
I have decided that I am going to self-publish my amigurumi book, and I’m so excited! It will be available in e-book form and in paperback. The pattern designing is going really well. I just finished a longhorn today. My husband is a huge fan of the Texas Longhorns football team, and he has been wanting me to design him an amigurumi longhorn for a while. So far I have 20 new amigurumi patterns either complete or ready to go or at least sketched out. I am also thinking I will include a couple of the ones listed on my blog for free, but reworked a little bit to get the kinks out. I want to come up with about five more pattern ideas, so the book will have 25 new patterns and five “bonus” patterns that are available here, but will be slightly different. Some of my favorite patterns have come from designing an amigurumi for someone. For example, my frog pattern was designed back when I was in the Navy for a guy at work. Whenever he left the house he would ask his wife if she needed anything, and she would always tell him a purple frog. So he thought it would be funny to have me make one so that the next time she asked he could bring it home to her. It turned out great, and I just love the pattern. I am including it in my book, and it got me thinking, maybe someone who reads this blog might be searching for a pattern that they can’t find, and would like me to design them something. If you want to send me an idea for an amigurumi pattern you’ve been wishing for email me at email@example.com or just leave a comment. If I use your idea to make a pattern for the book I will send you a free copy of the pattern in advance. Thanks everyone!