Saturday, August 16, 2008

Little Green Lumps

Along with helpful youtube videos, my first crochet creations were guided by a good book for beginners: Kyuuto! Japanese Crafts: Amigurumi by Tomoko Takamori. I followed her pattern for a tiny bear, and chose green yarn because I only had three yarn colours at the time.

I struggled to complete the bear's separate pieces (body, head, arms, legs and ears), and was discouraged when I ended up with green lumps of yarn. But as I stitched those little limbs together (using a tapestry needle), the thrill of seeing a smiling bear come to life was memorable and addictive.


I still have my stuffed bear from when I was 5 years old, and took a photo of "Fuzz" and my new green bear:


It's amazing how much personality we can lend to these little lumps and amazing how much personality they can hold.


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