Welcome to our new weekly installment of "Hi My Name is..." where we will be talking to interesting fun people all over the world. Many of you are quarantined at home and this is just a way to meet new people and have a little human contact while we wait for things to go back to some sort of normalcy.
Everyone let's say hi to Elisa.
How long have you been crocheting? is that even a word?
Well, I've been crocheting for 4 years, but not on a regular basis, depending on my other jobs. And yes, that's the right word, though the specific term for the objects I create is "amigurumi", meaning the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed yarn creatures and objects.
What is your favorite piece you've made?
It's really hard to choose, plus I'm super demanding with myself.
Being a nature lover, I would say the mini dinosaur in its egg is certainly one of my favorites (pic attached)
How long does it take to make one of your "people"?
Making MINI-MEs take from 6 to 12 hours! It really depends on how much detailed and customized you want your character to be.
Just so you know: the hair making step is the hardest!
Could you crochet us a little octopus?
Of course! Choose the color, and all the details you like. It will be a pleasure!
Anything you want others to know about yourself?
I'm 30 and I'm a huge blink-182/Mark Hoppus fan since I was 13.
My three favorite things on Earth are birds, the color blue and french fries. Ok, and chocolate!
I also love walking in nature and I go crazy for hills and mountains.
And yes, I love changing hair color every few months!
Where do you live?
I live in a small city called Pavia, south of Milan (Italy)