May I introduce the latest members of the Skeins and Steins family...
...these two little cuties from the Lion Brand website (!).
Ravelry continues to prove dangerous. A few nights ago, I was bored of working on my Super Secret project, didn't want to work on my dad's Sweater O' Doom, and didn't have any other projects available.
And then I searched for "toys". And then "amigurumi". Next thing I know, I'm crocheting and sewing together a little penguin. And then another one.
I don't even crochet.
I learned to crochet back in grade school, around the time I learned to knit, but it never really clicked. I could single crochet until the cows came home, but ask for another stitch, or mention a pattern and all you would have is a big old tangle, artistically arranged around a metal hook.
But when I saw the Amigurumi Penguin on Ravelry, I was enthralled. I was enamored of their cute little beaks, and beady little eyes, and I wanted one. Or two. I was able to brush up on crochet terms online, and by the end of the night, I had one little critter tucked into bed with me.
It's really nice to have rediscovered an old skill, one that I never really appreciated. I don't know how many more toys I'll crochet, or how much use my crochet hooks will get, but I am so pleased with these little guys (and with myself!)
I made them even more special by filling the bottom half of their bodies with rice, and added a few drops of lavender essential oils. So, not only are they cute, they smell good too!