This is my first amigurumi ever:
I call him Little Give Up.
He was originally supposed to be an owl from this book,
… but we never made it that far together. I think I’m having issues with my crochet hook and/or yarn choice—I’m using wool yarn that’s a bit grabby, and I kept switching to smaller and smaller hooks just so that I could fit the silly plastic things through the yarn, and now the whole thing is so tight that it was a struggle just to squeeze the plastic eyes in.
So, I’m ready for any advice any of you amigurumi pros might have. My specific questions might be:
1. Is it generally easier to work with a metal hook, as opposed to the plastic ones? (Any particular recommendations?)
2. Is it generally easier to work with an acrylic yarn, instead of wool?
And, even more generally,
3. What do you like about amigurumi, as opposed to knitted toys? (I promise you won’t hurt my knitterly-feelings!)
Thank you in advance for your help!
Update 10/7/07: I just received the lovliest kit of metal crochet needles from Rebecca, so I am now armed and dangerous! Thank you Rebecca!!!