Sunday, September 19, 2010

Why did Bono fall off the stage?

He was too close to The Edge. ;)

Any U2 fans out there? My friend is a huge fan. Huge as in willing to pay massive amounts of money to see them live in various European cities huge. Me, I like some of their songs. But let's get back to the friend. Huge fan. Last summer she was all about The Edge. That's the guy that plays the guitar. The one with the hat. All her emails and SMS were about how awesome Edge is. So this year for her birthday, I decided to make her an Edge doll. And apparently, I wasn't paying enough attention to her messages, because she now no longer likes Edge the best.Now she likes Adam. The other guy that plays the guitar. It's like we're twelve and get a new crush every week.

I don't get it, when I was into Take That (and mind you, th
at was 10 years ago), I stayed true in my adoration of Gary Barlow. If I had to choose today, I would still pick Gary. Take That is back, after all.

Anyway, back to my Edge problem. I still haven't sent her the gift. I'm deciding between mailing him to her and delivering him personally, waving him in front of her and saying in an Irish accent: Why don't you love me anymore? I think she'll change her mind when she sees how cute he turned out. I mean, really, Adam who?

Amigurumi Edge is done in Mirabela cotton, on a 3mm hook. I based him on Nerdigurumi Link pattern. His arms and legs are stuffed with pipe cleaners, so they are bendable. The hat comes off. I wanted to add some embroidery on his shirt, but after the terrible job I did on his shoes, I gave up on that.

But I did make him a little felt guitar. Here he is with my ipod for a size reference.

Now I just have to present my friend with this amigurumi version of her SECOND favorite U2 member. I really should pay more attention when she talks about U2.


  1. Jao baš si me nasmejala ovim postom - what a predicament! I think the Irish accent presentation of the gift would do the trick. And besides, he's so adorable that you must love him, even if he's the second favourite :)

  2. Kad ga vidi, bude se predomislila, pa ce joj Edge opet biti najdrazi :-D
    Super ti je ispao :-)

  3. Pa ti postajem pravi stručnjak u ovome!

    Prijateljica ima da svisne od radosti!!!!!!!

    Take That - hm - dok su palila i žarili u mojim mlađim danima nekako ih nisam primječivala, ali otkako su se vratili - ja podjetinjila!

  4. o kako je dobar! ja volim U2! moze meni jedan Bono ;)

  5. Hihihihi! :) I'm a big fan too. :)

  6. Hi there

    I have just come across your great blog and the Edge doll is magnificant. I love him! he he.

    I am a huge U2 fan, so this appeals to me. Snoopy is great too.