Today I learned that:
1)"Amigurumi is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed animals and anthropomorphic creatures. The word is derived from a combination of the Japanese words ami, meaning crocheted or knitted, and nuigurumi, meaning stuffed doll. Amigurumi are typically cute animals (such as bears, rabbits, cats, dogs, etc.), but can include inanimate objects endowed with anthropomorphic features. Amigurumi can be either knitted or crocheted. In recent years crocheted amigurumi are more popular and more commonly seen." Thank you Aunt Soozie and wikipedia.
2) There exists a website for the Church of The Flying Spaghetti Monster - with excellent posts of sightings of this omnipresent pasta diety: http://www.venganza.org/
3)A swift is a knitting tool so you can not look up knitted swifts - without seeing hundreds of many armed apparatus upon which to wind wool. So to mark the return of summer's swift I leave you with a knitted swallows instead: