Thursday, February 7, 2008

I'm in love...

So, how do you tell your new love that you're returning to your first love? Not permanently - just for fun.

I finished the crochetted headband. See? I think it's too large. But I still really like it. I'll have to modify the pattern a bit until I'm happy...

I had a lot of fun crochetting, and so when I saw this link, I thought, "Hey, this looks pretty easy... I'll try it."

I'm in love with crochetting - again.*

Specifically, amigurumi. Ooooooo, so cute!**

This is the 2nd one that I made. I have no idea where the first one is. Big Boy was having a great time sending it into "outer space" as he launched it repeatedly straight up into the air.

I guess I could look under some furniture for it. I already checked in the toy boxes. The first one is much smaller than this one.

This one is made with a bulky yarn and a large crochet hook. I don't have any of the details in front of me - sorry!

Everyone loves him. See?

*I started crochetting when I was a little lass. My grandma, mother, and Nancy Camerrata (the shortest, nicest, Italian woman I ever knew) all taught me. Mostly I crochetted those twisted wormy things and Granny square slippers. I loved the process of making things... it was the start of my crafty ways!

**a lot of the patterns I've seen for crocheting online are still kind of hokey (twisted-worm-and-Granny-square-slipper hokey). I still love the beautiful, clean lines of knitting. But the cuteness of the amigurumi toys is irresistable!

A note on the pictures: The last picture of me with the Cabu makes me laugh. I was trying to smile a big, cheesy smile, but it looks like I'm trying to bite the poor thing! And is it wrong that I take pictures of my kiddos with the flash on while they're sleeping?


NH Knitting Mama said...

Awesome pics - all of them! Glad you're getting in some craft time!

Mary said...

Wish I could crochet -- I want to learn. All I can do is one long chain (wormy thing). Love your little whatever-it-is -- so cute! Fill it with catnip and it'd make a good cat toy. Fill it with anything and it'd make a good dog toy.

Your baby is adorable! :-)

oh amanda said...

You are hilarious!! I absolutley love the pics.

And seeing a baby all swaddled up makes me feel warm inside! I love that little burrito!

(and the crochet-ing? TOO CUTE!)

Robin said...

Those babies are adorable! LOVE the sheep blanket!