So what does a sewer do when she is on vacation?
Crochet, of course!
I am lucky enough to have a mother who is a master crocheter, so when I went to visit my parents over the holidays, I had a few patterns I wanted to try out with her guidance.
My planned projects didn’t work out so well (there were so many errors in the first pattern I tried that I actually gave up on the whole book), but I discovered a book an Amigurumi and now I am hooked! (Yes, that pun was totally intended.)
According to my pattern book, Amigurmi is a Japanese word referring to small knit or crochet dolls, and in the crochet world has become synonymous with crocheting in the round in single crochet.
Mom and I had a great time sitting and crocheting together, and I made four of these cute creatures (and all but one have already found their new homes!)
I made two of these hippos, one with a slightly larger hook for a bigger beast.
This owl is all set to deliver a birthday gift by “owl post.” (If you are a Harry Potter fan, you will know what I mean!)
(As a side note, I took these photos outside, without a coat, in my sock feet, at the beginning of January. The grass is even green! Crazy weather we are having this year – although winter certainly rolled in today!)
And finally, I made this little seal.
I think they are irresistibly cute and I can’t wait to make some more!