My late grandmother taught me how to crochet when I was six or seven years old. My fondest memory would be running to her room after school. I would sit beside her, my eyes observing her with delight as she crochets a jacket or a table runner. I still have one of the clothes she had crocheted for me. The yarn had already shrunk and it doesn’t fit me at all but I still keep it in my closet, a fond reminder of my grandma.
About a year ago, I’ve stumbled upon the concept of AMIGURUMI. It is a Japanese art of crocheting or knitting small stuffed animals. I love crochet and cute things that make me think of happy memories so it’s no wonder that I tried my hand in making some Amigurumi last year.
I stopped creating these cute crochet animals because of the lack of time. I was busy with work and a lot of things but I always wanted to create more Amigurumi. So when Luie, a friend of mine, pointed out to me that there was a store in Glorietta 5 that sells materials for crochet and knitting I bought some new yarns and craft stuff.
I love the colors! I have always been fond of candy colors and pastels. I already have some projects in mind where I’ll be able to use these cute yarns. In the meantime I also started crocheting again using the yarn I already have back at home.
I’m planning to create a bear again. It’s a Christmas gift for a friend. I hope she’ll appreciate it.
I’ll post the finished product once I’m done but for now enjoy some beautiful music from James Iha. I stumbled upon this song by accident and I absolutely love it! Who would have thought that James Iha, the guitarist for Smashing Pumpkins, would create a really cool solo album. His songs are about love, dreams and melancholy. The music makes me think of lazy summer days. Check it out.