ABC-Along 2009 is off and running. In 2008 I used a "Deuce" theme, but since this is a Ravelry thing, I'm trying to be crocheting themed this year.
Amigurumi is a Japanese term for small knit and crocheted figures of all kinds - animals, food, people. This book is a popular one on the subject, and the patterns are all over the place. It's cute and very kitsch. I love to look at the stuff, but rarely make any.
I have limited my amigurumi-making to "useful" items (cat toys). Claude loves anything he can kill for fun. I was setting up a living room photo shoot to illustrate that crocheted cat toys must be sturdy to withstand active play, when along came Claude to provide a demonstration.
Didn't have time to fix the shutter speed on that one.
Anyhow - so there it is, my first ABC-Along for 2009 (and on time I'd like to add). Amigurumi.