Knit another owl friend, this one’s for Nicki. I’m quite fond of him!

Knitting without a pattern is pretty liberating, and I love how these critters all have such personality.

My first ever amigurumi creature!

I learned crochet when I was a teenager, my mum showed me how to make a beanie (it was pretty average, of course). My boyfriend wanted one too, so I have a half finished blue crochet beanie floating around at home somewhere – the enthusiasm waned.

When I started knitting creatures, people started either commissioning them or asking me to show them how to make ‘em. When Anne found out I was going to teach a few people how to knit, she lent us her book – “Super Cute – 25 Amigurumi Animals to Make”.

Amigurumi is crochet, rather than knitting (knitting uses two needles, crochet uses a crochet hook), and Anne bought the book out of interest rather than to actually make something!

So, this pattern is from that book and is called “Cute Kitten”. I picked it because it looked pretty simple, and once I got back into the hang of the stitches it was fairly straightforward. Hoorah!

The kitten is going to find a new home with Anne, to thank her for lending me the book. Next, I’m going to try this adorable pattern (probably without tentacles).