Stars in Her Eyes
Simply Crochet|Issue 113
Argentinian designer Carla Mitrani spends her days longing for the evenings when she can be back at her hook, whipping up more fabulous amigurumi of famous figures…
Lucy Evans

During the day Carla Mitrani is a busy TV producer based in Buenos Aires, and by night she is an accomplished crocheter whose 3D work has been published and also requested by high-profile companies such as Disney. Known for her amigurumi of real-life famous folk, she’s also a dab hand at dolls of many fictional favourites – from Romeo and Juliet dolls to characters from the Star Wars film series.

Carla’s juggling act of keeping both her career and her crochet on track can be tricky – but she wouldn’t have it any other way. “My typical day is full of house chores and motherly tasks, plus my work,” she explains. “I’m a journalist and I work as the producer of a weekly TV show on national politics. The radio is always on, as I need to listen to the news. I read the papers, I watch other news programmes, I get to discuss who should we invite to the show and why and negotiate the terms of the interviews with their spokespeople or PRs… but mentally I am longing for those stolen hours at night when I’ll get to sit in silence and crochet. Sleeping eight hours a day is totally overrated!”

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