Thursday, June 18, 2009


Amigurumi Part 5

He's small. He's stealthy. He's deadly. He's devastatingly...cute?

Meet Ginsu
Name: Ginsu
Birthday: 6/17/09
Gender: Male
Height: 3-3/4"
Weight: 2 ounces
Occupation: Assassin/illusionist/sabotage and espionage artist
Will work for: Ramen
Weapon of choice: Ninja star
Favorite word/phrase: Kee-ya!

Worsted weight yarn
F hook
Safety eyes
Craft felt
Yarn needle
Hot glue gun/glue stick
Pattern by Christen Hayden, Creepy Cute Crochet: Zombies, Ninjas, Robots, and More!, with adaptations by yours truly

Birth of Ginsu - the Saga

The birth of Ginsu was somewhat of a miracle. Upon my embarkment of this project, I realized to my great dismay that, crap, I can't really read this pattern (or any other pattern in the otherwise fabulous book)! The result of that discovery was that I had to sort of wing it and make up my stitches along the way, and just hope that everything will come out in the right shape in the end. They did, I think, for the most part.

So far, so good.

I then set out to fabricate a ninja star out of a teeny crochet hook and some ultra cool, metallic embroidery thread I found at the fabric store. Ten minutes and many frustrated ARRRRGS later, I concluded that the teeny hook was indeed too teeny and the cool emboridery thread entirely too slippery. What's a ninja to do without his star???

That was when I had a brainstorm and decided to make the star out of plain foil (and when Ryan very chivalrously consumed a See's dark chocolate ball so that I may have the ensuing shiny foil). And...voila!

I hope you enjoyed!

p.s. Thank you to the Facebookers who responded to my poll. You are the reason Ginsu is here today! For those of you who didn't vote for a ninja, remember he's very stealthy and deadly, and can probably hunt you down no matter where you are. So be scared. Be very scared...

1 comment:

  1. I like the description - "He's small. He's stealthy. He's deadly." LOL! Ninjas are awesome!