Pootle List #6: Learn how to crochet and make Amigurumi animals
I am over the moon thrilled on finally finishing my first amigurumi project; Olaf crocheted specially for my niece for her sixth birthday.
- Crocheting is bloody difficult. I have new found respect for people who can knit, sew and crochet. Really, you guys rock. You make Nirvana look like amateurs
- There shall be nirvana (not the rock group) paradigm-changing moments during the learning process. Also known as how-could-I-be-stupid-to-not-understand-such-a-simple-thing-earlier-but-at-the-same-time-I-am-a-genius-to-get-it-now-I-am-so-happy-and-proud
- Learning a new skill is like a yoga class. You torture newly discovered muscles, nearly give up and pass out in the middle, but feel all smug and enlightened in the end
- You shall inadvertently misplace the yarn needle and then worry about the butt inadvertently and painfully finding it
Go right ahead; let me know what you want for your birthday.
PS. I used the pattern provided by the lovely Colleen Hays at YarnWars.com. Here is the link: