Friday, March 28, 2008

Ami Alpaca?



What kind of name does this little beast get? Amigurumi Alpaca? Alpagarumi? Ami Alpaca? Amipacarumi? Amialgapacarumi?

He was fun to make and really boosts my confidence when it comes to crochet. He's a combination of several patterns that I found by two different authors. I used Tamoko Takamori's donkey pattern and Ana Paula Rimoli's hedgehog pattern to get all the pieces I needed. The proportions aren't the same as their patterns, but that's where I started. He's made out the odds and ends of my own handspun alpaca yarn, which seems appropriate.

Now he just needs a name...

20 comments:

Elizabethd said...

Ami Alpaca sounds like a good name. If he was mine he would probably be called Baby Al!

Faith said...

Oh he is even more adorable than the bunny! I'm sure you could make a fortune selling these! Everyone would want one! i will think of a name and come back to you. You are very clever making these cute animals.

WesterWitch/Headmistress said...

Now he is very unusual as well as cute . . .are you going to make them to sell?

Zoƫ said...

now he is brilliant, and so right for you.... much less work to farm them?

Fennie said...

I'd call him Al Packer

(He does look lovely and cuddly!)

Kathleen said...

Even cuter than the bunny! He's gorgeous! Or she...what a cute top knot! Your crochet looks really good.

Pondside said...

Hmmmm - I'll have to think about that. He/she is very sweet! Looks cuddly and a bit mischievous! You are amazing!

Kathleen said...

Ali Paca...now you just need to crochet 40 little thieves!

Cait O'Connor said...

How about Al?

marit said...

Adorable!

Ivy said...

I always wondered what Alpacas really were now I know: A cross of donkey and hedgehog who would have guessed? ;_))

Debra in France said...

Gorgeous!!

Triangle Cross Ranch said...

OK Suz,
I want one... let me know the cost now so I can save up ;) He is absolutely precious. How long did he take and approx. cost. Interesting give away to "adopters". Ami sounds about right!! I like Ivy's thought, he is actually a donkeyhedge, or is that a hedgedonkey!!!

Brainy, Olivia's Brain said...

Is there any way I could get a pattern? He is sooo cute!

Wooly Works said...

Olivia, I tried to find you but you haven't posted anything yet!! I'm in the process of actually writing down how I made this one, as I make another, so send me your e-mail and I'll get the pattern to you. I'm not a scary type, and I won't spam you or anything weird. Glad to have you on board with us wooly gals!

Unique2wh0 said...

Oh my goodness..I am having a heck of a time trying to figure this out to post LOL..I could not find an email address for you.
I enjoy your blog very much!! I love your story about your momma :)Thanks so much for sharing it.
I was wondering if you wrote up a pattern for your lil alpaca..I would love to buy the pattern it is adorable.
I too live in Colorado and just love going to the fiber festivals and visiting the alpacas and the owners..Such awesome people. Always willing to drop everything to chat with you :) We always have so much fun.
Hope to hear from you soon.
I sure hope this message goes through this time LOL
De'Anna

maddie.pelz said...

Hi, my email address is maddie.pelz@gmail.com, and i would love to make this for my friend steph who works on an alpaca farm, and loves them! haha is there any way i could get the pattern? thanks!
Maddie

Harry said...

I just love her oh so much! I definitely need to learn how to make her! I would call Her Abbie! She looks like an Abbie!
Thank you for sharing
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Nikki Brown

Lucy of Coire Alpacas said...

He is lovely! Best topknot I've seen on a paca. Can I have the pattern too pleeeeeeeease? lucydolan@sky.com

Alpaca Farmgirl said...

I think you've struck gold with this one! We just featured Amigurumi on our Fiber Arts Friday post yesterday at the Alpaca Farmgirl Blog.

I would love to do a follow-up in a couple of weeks with this little doll - the alpaca version! Please let me know if we can do this. katy (at ) alpacafarmgirl.com