Yarn addict in rehab

I just love all kinds of yarn, from humble rustic wool to luxurious silk, from traditional flax to acrylic and nylon, not to mention exotic fibers like milk protein. There's no better way to spend an afternoon than going to yarn stores and looking and feeling and oohing and aahing and, more often than not, bringing home bags full of beautiful yarn. Although I  usually have no clear picture in mind what projects I am going to use it for. And as you may have guessed, my yarn stash pretty quickly grew out of its designated storage area. 

Which lead to a new rule - no new yarn will be bought until I can fit it all back in the boxes. I could have gone around it by just getting more boxes and taking over the living room or giving away some of the yarn, but the sensible thing was to use it up. And the sensible route I went.

Amigurumi toys by Kristi Tullus

Going through it I found quite a large collection of fingering weight cotton yarn, which is a bit too fine to use when taking photos for patterns, but perfect for making really cute and small, but detailed toys - my favorite kind. It was quite relaxing mixing patterns and  just crocheting and not having to think about explaining each detail, although I found myself doing it anyway.

And most of this box of yarn I turned into a box full of bunnies and bears and cats, all looking for a new home now. If you are interested, take a look at my shop. There's only one of each available and once they're gone, they're gone.

Below is a little gallery of some of them. And if you want to make some yourself, take a look at my pattern store.

amigurumi fox

Crochet teddy bear

amigurumi teddy bear in a dress

amigurumi bunny

Crochet bunny in dress

amigurumi teddy bear in shorts

amigurumi cat ballerina






Comment from: Elena [Visitor]

I am the same way. And I am also challenging myself to finish up all the balls of yarn I had over the years.
Without you, Kristi, I wouldn’t accomplish it, your wonderful patterns help me so much.
Thank you!!!

13/11/15 @ 20:06
Comment from: Monika [Visitor]

They are beautiful! I love everything about this blogpost: your first photo and that you used the yarn from your stash! I’m trying to use up my stash which is not easy because I have many scraps after making toys… But at least I try to plan in advance and order new yarn only if I know how to use it (with some exceptions ;)). Your blogpost was very motivating :).

16/11/15 @ 09:38