A few weeks ago my friend came over for a visit with her little daughter. We had a great time chatting and laughing and her daughter played happily all evening with my Amigurumi.
Just before they left she came over, looked up at me coyly with her big blue eyes and timidly asked me, “Could you please make me one too?”Of course I said “Yes”, I love this cute little thing so how could I refuse such a request? So I asked, “And what kind of Amigurumi would you like to have?”
I was expecting her to say something like a Kirby, a princess or Hello Kitty, but I was very much mistaken. This lovely little girl with her long blond locks and shy smile announced, “I want an Iron Man!”
“Oh, and how big should he be,” I asked, somewhat taken aback. She opened her arms very wide and said: “Soooo big!”
But I wanted to give her her Iron Man so I set to crocheting madly, unravelling it and starting again, trying out different ideas and studying all the pictures. I finally succeeded and there he was, my Iron Man!
“I’m sorry, I still like the Iron Man, but I’d much rather have … ” and she whispered her new heart’s desire to me. This shouldn’t have come as a surprise as I know how fickle children are and how they change their minds from one minute to the next but it took me a moment to take this on board.
I felt totally deflated and had to make an effort not to show my own disappointment after all my hard work and enthusiasm.
Naturally I’m overjoyed to hear this and, who knows, maybe soon my angelic little friend’s second wish will be fulfilled?
And here is the pattern for the Iron Man: Iron Man