Amigurumi est Mon Ami

Have you ever heard about amigurumi? Sounds like a japanese, isn't?

Amigurumi (編み包み?, lit. Knitted stuffed toy) is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed animals and anthropomorphic creatures. The word is derived from a combination of the Japanese words ami, meaning crocheted or knitted, and nuigurumi, meaning stuffed doll. Amigurumi are typically cute animals (such as bears, rabbits, cats, dogs, etc.), but can include artistic renderings, and inanimate objects endowed with anthropomorphic features. Amigurumi can be either knitted or crocheted. In recent years crocheted amigurumi are more popular and more commonly seen. (based on wikipedia)

Last Sunday, I went to Festival Rajutan Indonesia, at Museum of Bank Mandiri. They had some classes, including amigurumi, such as knitting, crocheting, yubiami (that was the first time I heard this word), and wire crocheting. Obviously, I wanted to attend all of the classes, but I had a limited money. So, I pick Amigurumi Class, because I still curious about it. I had attempted to make make one, but failed, or you can say it had been abandoned. Hahahahha.

I made a little pink pig, the class was fun (6 women including me, but no teenager except myself), and the time was limited. It should be started on 9 am and ended on 12. But it started on 9.15, and ended on (I didn't know, I left the class because I felt my pig was considered finish) may be about 2 pm. We did exchanged facebook name (I was surprised because we only met once and possibly won't meet each other anymore), some one brought a digicam, and took a pic, and now published on facebook.

I bought 2 acrylic yarns, and a Clover circular knitting needle. They had so much differences on the price for the same product on the different stands. When I got home, I looked for some free amigurumi pattern. I have been told about lion brand , so I decided to make a Blue Elephant.
Here's my elephant:

You can find some easy cute amigurumi patterns here if you can't read the written pattern but very understand the illustrated pattern.