Let me introduce Nip, who, as you can see, is just as big a fan of reading books as I am. Nip's mom Deborah when not keeping all the schedules up to date back at the home office is crocheting up cute Aminekos using the patterns in the book Hello My Name is Amineko as her guide. Deborah says Nip will soon have some friends to get into mischief with as Aminekos tend to do!
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It looks like Nip shares in the love of a good scratching post as any good kitty does.
When not getting into mischief he can be a good boy and pose for a photo op.
I can tell you from personal experience crocheting Aminekos can get a bit addictive. My two Aminekos, Jane Doe and Rorschach, had to get in on the photo I took of my crocheted Christmas tree skirt I just finished. Looking to make a few for yourself? Then grab a copy of Hello My Name is Amineko:
Hello My Name is Amineko follows the journey of Amineko the Crochet Cat and his crocheted friends as they eat, sleep, and have lots of fun and adventures. The book comes with complete step-by-step photography and instructions for creating an Amineko of your very own and personalizing this cute cat with different facial expressions, clothing, and even bedding. Hundreds of color photographs tell the adorable tales, and mischief, that Amineko and his friends find themselves in, with complete instructions for knitting adventures of your own.
Born in Tokyo 1967, Nekoyama has been a life-long lover of cats. Cats and their endearing mischief have never failed to cheer her up. She created her first Amineko by accident and has never looked back. Today, she and her husband are the proud parents of many Aminekos. Nekoyama’s first book, A Day In the Life of Amineko, was published in Japan in 2005.