"The greatest fine art of the future will be the making of a comfortable living from a small piece of land."
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Kitty Amigurumi

I've finished the toys for the boys and have moved on to a cute little toy for Oldest.  

An amigurumi (ah-mee-goo-roo-mee) kitty cat.
In pink (Oldest's favorite color) pajamas no less.

I was inspired by the pink jammies kitty on Armina's Ani-mals blog.
Although I didn't use her pattern (I made my own up based on general knowledge of amigurumi and crochet techniques) the two look very similar.
The main differences are the ears, I've included a tail, and the arms and legs of mine are a bit larger. 
Still if you like the kitty you can make one very close to it by following the pattern on Armina's blog.  Or...if you really like my kitty you can also ask for my pattern.
I don't have it written down but I would be more than happy to share it if there seems to be a demand for it.

The nice thing about amigurumi is that it's EASY and quick.  I made this kitty in just a couple of hours.

In amigurumi almost everything is made in the round with single crochet.
Each section is made seperately (usually) then pieced together.
This is the start of the kitty's head.

I embroidered eyes, a nose, and whiskers to make her face.

Then I crocheted her hood and sewed it to her itty bitty head.

Then came the ears.

Which were attached to the her head.

The arms, legs, and tail came last. 

The end result was one satisfied little customer.