>I don't think so. She initially badmouthed him because she thought he was an unrespectful amateur or, worst, a poseur; but once she realized that he was not only savvy but innovative on the matter (giving a refined but tired out technique a new possibility and meaning), she totally acknowledged his brilliance (as she always do) and admitted defeat.
Fine, saying she was envious of his skills missed the target by a mile, elitist prick is more like it on that matter. And her apology didn't convince me at all, she was just making a small concession so she could feel safe to lay out a claim to Seki's toy without her past skepticism of his craftsmanship burdening her conscience.
>Now, I know it's just light comedy and all but, personally, I'd like to see her falling for him at some point. I mean, it's all set: he is the one that can make her heart race and she is the one who can understand him (and, as noted before, she has quite the rack). Seki-kun falling for her is unlikely though: he has no need for it; his inner life is vast and rich; if anything, he might think she'd bother him.
100% agreed on that.
>They make excellent pincushions for sewing
An alpaca, even a toy one, makes an excellent spiritual partner for life. Actually, clinging to the possession of a pincushion is a perfect elucidation of the second noble truth.
>and the shape means most people will think twice before reaching their hand into the thing!
I guess I'll put a stuffed toy lion behind the living room window. Them wannabe burglars will think twice upon contemplating the feral shape.