Have started 2010 by deciding to finally blog about my growing crochet mania. That and starting on some serious stash-busting but that is a whole post in itself. I started crocheting just over two years ago, having given up all hope of ever mastering the strange and mysterious art of knitting. I started with Stitch ‘n’ Bitch Crochet – The Happy Hooker and just got it. In one afternoon I could crochet which was a revelation and has proved to be a delight. I rarely move now without hooks and yarn. I crochet while on the bus, while reading, while watching TV – unless Doctor Who is on. I have to give that my undivided attention.
I plan to use this blog as a place to display the fruits of my labour. As I have a couple of year’s worth of stuff to blog about, I imagine the posts will come thick and fast at first. It all might slow down a bit once I am down to works in progress. Anyway, to start off I am posting the project I am proudest of to date – a “Knitted Character” from Harry Hill’s TV Burp created at first for my brother and then again for a friend who really wanted one. The Knitted Character is sadly misnamed as he is clearly crocheted but who am I to argue with Mr Hill’s comedic genius? I used a monkey pattern from Mr Funky’s Super Crochet Wonderful and added a small circle of crochet for the muzzle. The ears I just made up as I went along.
Version one took me a weekend to produce and I didn’t do a great job on the mouth but my brother loves him.
Version two was much quicker and I finished him in few hours. He had a better mouth but I was less happy with the ears. Aural deformity aside, he was warmly received in his new home by which point I was so sick of the pattern I never did make one for myself.