I've been loving making these amigurumis. Today I discovered the magic of the magic ring. Before I would either make the beginning ring as small as possible and force all the begining stitches in it or a little too big. Neither worked very well, all the creaters had a bald spots (aka holes where I would start each body part). Today I started working on a monkey for Alex and was told to google crochet magic ring. I did. I found a wonderful website, www.crochetme.com, that explained everything very simply and had pictures. And now I'm happy to say that my monkey will have no holes. And that my future creaters won't too. Alex is very excited about his future monkey. Got to get crocheting.