As many of you who follow me on Facebook would know, I have recently started to learn to crochet.
MooBeeGran is a crocheter/knitter of world standards (in my humble opinion) and she has taken on the role of mentor and guru. Whilst not the white-knuckle job she had when teaching me to drive, I'm sure as I take on more challenging projects, she may wish she'd outsourced the whole job.
Not happy to start with a granny square, I decided to head straight for a small Amigurumi project. I posted a picture of my initial shape on facebook and asked you to guess what it might be:
There were lots of fabulous guesses, including:
- A pin cushion
- A little pink easter egg octopus
- The tummy of a new MooBeeAnimal (close)
- An owl (correct species)
- An easter bunny
- A mouse
- A pink elephant
- A bunyip
- A pink galah (the closest yet)
- A thumb warmer (my personal favourite!).
I was excited that you had become involved in my new obsession! However I think the time has come to reveal what my small pink blob hast evolved in to. So as they do in all of those TV make-over shows, here is the slow reveal:
Drum roll please...
Yes! It's a small pink Amigurumi bird!! So much fun to make and so quick! I have the lovely Tara, owner of Mamachee, to thank for her Fat Birdy pattern - so easy for a first timer to follow! I would recommend her fabulous patterns to everyone :0)
I have enjoyed my first foray into crocheting so much that I have already started my next Fat Birdy (I'm now consolidating my skills!). Here's a little sneak preview:
So, much love and thanks to MooBeeGran for her help, to all of you fabulous followers for your interest and to whomever it was that decided that a stick with a hook on the end and some wool could be so much fun!!