Friday, 9 May 2008

Katamari! (FO)

(I will recommend that you open this video in a separate tab. It's the introduction video to We love Katamari, and it features my favourite Katamari song, "Katamari on the swing". I figured it was an appropiate soundtrack)

Here is my fully-funtional Katamari!
Katamari 3 (action shot!)

What is that?
What is that?
It's getting near!
It's getting near!
It's taken one of us!
It's taken one of us

Nothing can beat a Katamari!

Technical details
Ravelry project page
Pattern: Magnetic Katamari, by Amy Shimel (Amy's Babies) (Ravelry pattern page)
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Cotton DK, in blue, yellow and orange (yellow and orange are leftovers from the Jayne Hats)
Hooks: 3.0 mm (for the main body) and 3.5 mm (for the nubs) - although I did try 4.0, 4.5 and 5.0 when I was being special at crochet; don't use those.
Notes: if you know how to crochet, and do single crochets instead of slip stitches, it is a very easy crochet. Once I got my stitches right, it flew off the hook. I couldn't get the recommended magnets (I couldn't get them online from a UK store), so I ordered some random ones from Craft Bits. The service was good and quick. I placed the order on Saturday morning, and I got a confirmation that the items had shipped on Tuesday. Wednesday evening, when I got home from work, the magnets were in my mailbox (stuck to it, as well!).

The Katamari now lives on the living room carpet, where I kick it every time I walk past, and it rolls wonderfully! It is awesome!! I'm so happy!


  1. Okay, now that I have gone to Wikipedia and done a bit of googling to learn what Katamari (or "a" Katamari?) is I get it! Very cute! Before that it was looking like a cat toy to me, so I couldn't figure out why being magnetic was good! (Because I'm an idiot and really everything in my life now seems to fall into school, knitting, food, or feline categories to be comprehended).

    it's looking great, and fully functional on top of that!!!!!

  3. what do you use for magnets?

  4. It is absolutely wonderful! Can't wait to look at the pattern more closely!

  5. Hey Cristina... which of the magnets did you get from craftbits? what size do you need? Just about to order some...