I've never actually done a "the making of..." blog, or any blog-blog for that matter so please bear with me. This will also serve as my "practice" for writing.
So as most, if not all, of you know, i absolutely love making amigurumis. All of the amigurumis I have done in the past, however, were all crocheted, which is why for May, I decided to try out something new...KNITTING AMIGURUMIS! After deciding on this, I went on raverly and browsed for very simple yet cute knitted ami patterns and came across this super adorable spring chick pattern [http://blog.fuzzymitten.com/2009/04/spring-chick.html]. Of course, being relatively new to this type of knitting, I had to do some research before attempting to crochet this little critter [i only know how to knit, purl, and some cabling].
Here are some of the videos I used to help me with this project:
1. Instead of skpo, I used ssk
2. Making one new stitch: the simplest way that i saw....so far
Since this pattern doesn't make use of 3/4 needles or even the circular needles, you really have to learn how to properly sew the edges together. Of course, having been used to sewing only crocheted pieces for over a year, I forgot how to do the mattress stitch that my knitting teacher taught me. Luckily, youtube has a ton of videos on how to do this, I decided to use this video since it was really clear:
After browsing these videos and of course trying them, I decided to try knitting myself the little chick. Much to my surprise, it wasn't as hard as I had imagined. But of course, being relatively new to this, the finished product isn't as well-made as the ones you seen in the pattern
Here are some of the pictures I took while knitting this chick.
amigurumi designer, yarn lover, amateur photographer