Sunday, February 14, 2010


I suppose it would be smart of me to begin this crochet journal with the piece that inspired not only it's creation but it's name.

Or, perhaps I should begin with the beginning of my crochet experience. I was taught to crochet by my mother. I toyed around with it half-heartedly until I was 19 and without school or a job to keep me busy. The majority of the beginning of my crochet was done on the ride to Jacksonville, IL. We were going to a benefit to raise money for my Grandpa. He had just come home from the hospital after an intense battle with AML leukemia. I decided to make a scarf and put it in for auction. I remember sitting in the back of my parents' car. I used an F hook that my Mom got from her Grandmother. My hand kept cramping and I remember being mad I couldn't keep going. It was just addictive. It still is. I have this almost ADD relationship with it. I pick it up, leave it for awhile, and pick it up again when my interest is sparked. I'm much better at things I can finish quickly. I have a few quarter or half finished blankets that can attest to my intermittent focus. I keep telling myself, "One day I'll finish these". Then I find another pattern I want to try. The internet has just exacerbated this. Don't confuse that with complaining. I'm happy to have a plethora of patterns at my disposal. (I know it's contrary to be glad about a plethora, as it means having so much it becomes annoying. I stand by my sentence.)

I digress. The meat of this entry is to introduce the blog and give credit where credit is due. The owl pattern comes from Amigurumi World by Ana Paula Rimoli. Her book is full of cute things to crochet. Her second book is even better. I'll get into more detail when I post my first book review entry.

To counter-act the wordiness of this post, here's a picture of the little guys:
I love how they all look different, even though they're made using similar yarn.


  1. This is freakin' fabulous! I now have a blog that speaks the crochet slang I understand. Bless your heart. It made me feel tender toward you to read about you using Grandma Fairfield's crochet hook as she started me on my wanderings with crochet.

  2. I have the first Amigurumi World book and I love the little critters in it, even though I have yet to actually make anything out of there. I dug it out earlier today to take another look at it, and I think I'm going to start making some little critters of my own :) Thanks for the inspiration! I need to pick up that second book, too. I love the little mushrooms.