What a date it was I swear !!
My sight fell on this Kokeshi amigurumi doll a couple of days ago, and I fell in love with it. I am no amigurumist of any repute and I shy away from attempting these cute little critters. They give me a complex 😉 I have no patience for going round and round in single crochet with size 2.5 or 3 mm hooks that my fingers struggle to have a firm grip (remember I am overwhelmed by wrinkles ;)), and sewing the hands, tails, ears, legs …….and what not. I am more size 5 hook kind of a crocheteer (well I am adding this word to the dictionary !)
But this Kokeshi enticed me no end. She was too cute to resist. And seemed pretty simple too on first look. I was super confident I could handle this without any pattern and follow the picture as a guide. This is the first time I attempted to crochet something just by looking at the picture and I think I am pretty happy with the way it turned out at the end !
I took out my size 4.5 mm hook and set about crocheting the Kimono and finally put the pieces together. What should have been a cute little kokeshi girl/lady turned out to be a wrinkled grand old matron !!!!!!!!!!!! Hold yourself a wee bit longer. You will soon be blessed by the grand old lady 🙂
I felt so let down…My date was with a young lady but ended up with a grandma !!!! Not the one to be cheated, I changed my hook to 3mm (very reluctantly) and slowly crocheted round and round and round ….and finally sewed the pieces together after dinner today.
Here she is my young kokeshi lady with her golden obi 🙂
Fret not for ye shall be blessed by no less than the grand old wise woman of the Kokeshi land 🙂
Poor old grandma got her face totally stitched up 😉
Moral of the story – you will end up with wrinkles if you try to cover up the holes and lines 😉 LOL