Wednesday, August 11, 2010

WIP Wednesday 1 - Ninokuni

Tami's Amis and Other Crochet had a great idea to do a "Work-In-Progress Wednesdays" where fellow crafters can link to their WIPs! So here are my details I've been meaning to discuss about my latest WIP.

I've been really good at starting an amigurumi and not finishing it lately... I already posted about my "Tear Fairy" (I'm not really sure what his actual name is) from a new Studio Ghibli/Level 5 video game called Ninokuni. Isn't he cute? Check out the trailer if you have not seen it yet!

If you're a fan of Studio Ghibli movies, then I'm sure you'll be interested in this game! I was so excited when my boyfriend told me about this and showed me the video on IGN announcing that it will be on the PS3!!!!! Yay! From what I know it's only out in Japan on Nintendo DS. I either need to get my hands on the game and not understand what anyone is saying in the game, or wait for the PS3 version. I'm most likely going to wait for the latter, hehe.

So anyways, as usual, my boyfriend suggested I crochet him while I wait for the game :)
This is what I have so far and it's tough to tell! Crocheting his nose separate was the easiest thing I thought. I am also not really familiar with crocheting a curved shape--kind of like a cornucopia shape.

I was working on creating the lantern that he has, but I was unsatisfied with my yarn choices so I stopped and have not gotten back to it yet! I did buy some new yarn, but have been so busy with an online class I'm taking. This is the last week and I have a lot of work to submit still but starting next week, I'll be refreshed and ready to continue working on him! Once I figure out how to crochet the lantern appropriately I'll be able to attach the lantern, nose and body together then work on the limbs.

On another note, if you're reading this and have not entered my contest to win Gorge the Monster, please enter! It's on my Facebook page!


  1. First off, thanks for the WIPW shout out and nice blog! ;)

    I'm a huge Studio Ghibli fan but hadn't heard of this year. The character design is adorable and your ami is adorable! Great job on it so far. I can't wait to see what it looks like when you're done.

    Seems like we have a lot in common, crochet/amigurumi, video games, animation. I'll definitely be coming back to check out more on the blog. :)

  2. I Love Love Love this! I am also a fan of Studio Ghibli. There is def no shortage of adorable creatures to draw inspiration from and to crochet! I recently finished a pair of kodamas from Princess Mononoke. Check them out on my blog or on Ravelry (kissingtoast.)

    I plan on tackling a cat bus in the near future!

    I look forward to following your progress on the Ninokuni

  3. Tami, I loved your idea! Seeing and reading about everyone's WIPs are motivating! I'm so glad we have some common interests too! It's hard to find people around here with the same interests--we're so lucky to live in this digital world!

    Kissingtoast, you are so right that there is no shortage! Your kodama turned out great! I have those on my to-do list and reallllly need to get going on making them! I was thinking of putting some sort of rattle in their heads or tummy! We have a kitty ball that makes a good kodama sound, hehe! Oh, and the cat bus will be awesome!!!!! Can't wait to hear about that!

    I am following both of your blogs now btw!!!!

  4. Suravi, I'm a fan of Studio Ghibli as well! Thanks for that youtube clip. I had no idea that they were making games too! That character looks awesome. I made a whole Spirited Away Ami Set which I'll be posting soon ^^

  5. Ahh!!!! Spirited Away is my favorite!!!!!!! /excited! can't wait to see it :)

  6. OMG I love Shizuku! Very cute and well done <3 I have this game its incredible! I can't wait for the Ps3 release. I WANT your plush so bad!!