Crochet, wool, sheep!

This is a blog about crochet. My favourite material to crochet with is wool. So when I met the sweetest male sheep in the world, I decided to dedicate a post to him. 

We went to the Dutch island Terschelling this weekend, to hike and go cycling. On our way to one end of the island, we saw a dead sheep. Well, that’s what I thought, because there was one sheep just laying there weird in the grass near a parking space. It made me feel sad how he just seemed to be thrown out there.

BUT, on our way back, there he was, standing there, eating some grass. He wasn’t dead at all! So I had to go to him and see if I could cuddle him. He was a big male sheep and he was happy to see me and actually ran towards me when I approached! So utterly cute, usually sheep are very curious but shy. This one wasn’t. He was sweet and put his head against my legs. Somehow this sweet and cuddly sheep made me feel sad in a way. Who could leave a social animal like that sheep, alone next to a parking space? You could see he was lonely.

The rest of the weekend we visited him when we past him and cuddled him. We even called him Knor, because he made little noises. He was a very old sheep and when I crochet I’ll always be reminded of him. Have a good life Knor!

 

Amineko

The first big amigurumi I made was an Amineko. When browsing online for cool patterns this funny cat kept reappearing. I liked him a lot. He was in all sorts of colours and photographed in funny ways at all kinds of locations. I needed one too! After crocheting my first Amineko I wanted to make more….of course, and also found out the designer of the pattern, Nekoyama, had made a book about him called ‘Hello my name is Amineko’. I bought the book online and love it very much. If you like books full of pic’s and crocheting, this book is perfect for you! Nekoyama thougt it was cool that when people make Aminko’s, they take pictures of him in special places and post them on the internet. I didn’t have a blog at that time but did take the pictures. Now I can finally post them on a suitable place, my first blog! In honour of Nekoyama and Amineko. (In Japenese ‘ami’ means crochet and ‘neko’ means cat).

The first one!

Finally!

Finally my header is done and the blog ready for action! I had to make a suitable header first, one that made my blog ‘my blog’ and also looked good next to my website http://www.sonjakunst.com.  It took a while since I also went on holiday to Norway. I’m glad it’s finished now.  Next week there will be a lot more to see here!

Just a picture of the most beautiful water I saw in Norway,  to see what it looks like if I add a picture to my post!

In about a month….

In about a month my new crochet blog will be here! That means free patterns from my recent projects, tips and tricks for amigurumi, pictures and a lot more. And in time, crochet animals and dolls designed by me, from which you can buy the pattern or just ask me to make me one for you.

Please be patient, or not,  my first blog will enter the world soon!

See you here, Sonja.

 

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