Minggu, 20 Maret 2011

Woolly Jumpers! Rabbit and Lamb amigurumis

I was asked to make some toys for our school's Easter raffle and so I picked two of the animals I most associate with spring - rabbits and lambs. I've been wanting to come up with a pattern for animal toys wearing clothes, so this was a good opportunity to give it a try. I started with a boy rabbit wearing a jumper (or sweater), then made the boy lamb with a really stripy jumper (I love stripes!).

Since I have boys I don't usually make girly toys, but I thought I'd give it a go this time and made a girl rabbit and lamb wearing little dresses, which made a nice change for me.

When I started making them the weather was still quite wintery, but but by the time I got round to photographing them it was getting much more spring-like, and I was pleased to be able to use some daffodils and primula as a backdrop.

The pattern, which gives instructions on how to make all the variations, is available in my Etsy shop.

What I Want to See

In today's New York Times, A.O. Scott writes about what the animals in "Rango" and other recent films tell us about ourselves. He reviews (briefly), this film:

Here is what he says, "Its four chapters, proceeding without dialogue and using methods that combine documentary objectivity with Keatonesque sight gags, are miniature biographies of a man, a goat, a tree and some charcoal. Each has its season, its fate, its place in a cosmos whose ordering principles are at once manifest and manifestly unknowable."

A.O. Scott calls it more sublime than "Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives," which I'd also like to see. The review in Slate Magazine is not so favorable. Still, I'm intrigued.