As well as knitting socks during October I also had two amigurumis on my list. The first was for my nephews birthday and was a lion to go with a book I was giving him. Apparantly it was well received and I was really pleased with how he turned out. He was made with cheap acrylic dk from my stash and was super quick to crochet up. The mane was a totally new technique for me and I was really pleased with how it turned out.
The second was a monkey for little1. He saw me crocheting the lion and took it upon himself to have a quick flick through the book and choose something for himself which was the monkey. Again, he was made up with cheap acrylic dk from the stash but took a little longer as he was a little bigger.
The book mentioned is Amigurumi World from Ana Paula Rimoli. She also has Amigurumi Two out now as well as having patterns available to purchase from her etsy shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/anapaulaoli .
I absoloutly love her patterns and really hope Santa is bringing me Amigurumi Two for my Christmas. I may cry if he doesn't!!! I've put the amazon.com links on here as they have good reviews but both the books are available to purchase from http://www.amazon.co.uk/.
These cute creatures are the reason I persisted in learning crochet and they really are rewarding to make. Try it, you might like it :o)