I love amigurumi; how the Japanese do it is beyond me. They just have a knack for making everyday objects super-duper cool. Recently, I was reading a review of a book called 'Useful Amigurumi Goods' and one of the projects was a water bottle cozy, and I thought to myself 'Wow, gosh, I really, REALLY need one of those.' I winged the pattern, ripped it to pieces a couple of times and there's definitely a couple of things I'd change next time around (because Lord KNOWS I'll need more than one of these), but its not bad for a first effort, I suppose. I really should buy the book instead of ripping off their ideas. The people who think these things up are pure genius.
Cameron has already put an order in for one, in 'boy colours', whatever that means. He tells me it looks like Captain Barnacles from 'The Octonauts', but Captain Barnacles doesn't wear a flower on his head. Well, derrr, I would think not. I might even make one for my neighbour in the Dockers colours, which she would absolutely LOVE, being a one-eyed West Coast supporter and all.