I usually make amigurumi for my friends, but it’s been hard to plan for a baby and make the time to make them for myself. But, a couple of months ago I asked Doug what kind of animal he thought I should make for Alex that was somewhat unusual. He thought for a moment, and then said,
Since I’m not really a fan of patterns, I had to wait for a time when I could think about how to design and think of a way to make a platypus. I tried some fuzzy yarn but then realized that it would be harder to wash and for kiddo to chew on. I started and stopped several times because of holiday knitting. But, finally a couple of weeks ago I finished Polly the Purple Platypus.
I then wanted to make a zany zebra with some leftover yarn from Alex’s baby blanket. I quickly crocheted up the head and the body. As I was working on the mane and ears, though, I realized that this amigurumi was destined to be something else — either a dragon or a martian. I put it to Doug, and he immediately said,
So, a Martian it is. Don’t have a name for him yet, but have been kicking around a few. For now he’s just Little Martian.
Have another knitted amigurumi I’m working on. Might even have time to post the pattern (if kiddo doesn’t come within the next week or two!).