I have started my first Amigurumi animal three days ago. I picked the pink elephant from the book "amigurumi world - siriously cute crochet" by Ana Paula Rimoli. I bought this to make some toys for Lucy and because I think Amigurumi IS seriously cute.
At first it was much harder than I thought it would be. I never crocheted in rounds before and never decreased stitches. So it was all pretty new to me and nearly like learning crochet all over again. But after a couple of goes I eventually got the hang of it. And once you get started it isn't that difficult...honestly.
I got as far as the head of the elephant, but she only has one ear at the moment. The second one is the next stage. Still, I thought I would share the progress.
Lucy pointed at the elephant in the book yesterday and laughed. So I can only hope she will like her and enjoy playing with her.
Tomorrow I will hopefully have one of those rare afternoons alone with my husband. We are planning to go to the movies to see the new Harry Potter film. I love Harry Potter and have read all the books twice. I never enjoyed the movies as much as the books as I like all the little details which they have to leave out in the films. I think they make the story. But I am still looking forward to it.