Monday, January 17, 2011

"Adventures" in crocheting

A few weeks ago, or at least it feels like weeks ago, I talked about learning how to crochet and my first project being an amigurumi. As promised, I'm posting an update on the progress of my little fish.

It is taking me a long time to move along with this project, partly because it's my first crochet piece, partly because I wasn't thinking. I kept losing count of rows and stitches, then I would go back and start an entire section over again. Until it dawned on me "why am I not using a place holder to mark where the row starts?!?"

Yeah, I know. You're probably thinking "how is this chick getting a PhD?" Well, in my defense, it isn't on crochet. :)

So now, things are moving along a bit faster. We'll see if I ever finish.

And if you're curious about the pattern and what it's supposed to look like when it's finished: I got it from this book (Kristen Rask's "Creature Crochet").

See the little fish? Yep, that's my buddy. 

So, am I the only one? Would anybody like to share an "oops" moment in their crafting?


  1. You are so cute...I think you are very creative to tackle this project...looks complicated to day I may give it a inspire me...can't wait to see the finish fishy!


  2. This is exactly why I have not progressed beyond knitting scarves! No thinking/counting required... just knit, knit, knit :) (That is a darling little fish, though :)

  3. You´re so cute - I´m sure it will turn out great in the end. You do remember what I said about "different", right?! ;-)

  4. I'm determined to learn how to crochet this year! This is inspiring!

    Dreaming of Palm Trees

  5. @ Karina I'm so glad my post has encouraged you! I has been a fun challenge trying to figure out how to crochet. I hope you have fun as well. xoxo

  6. It looks like you've already got the hang of it! My mother used to crochet so many pretty things, and she showed me how a few times, but I never stuck with it. There are so many great things you can do once you know the basics. I can't wait to see your first finished project!
    Oh, and what ARE you getting your doctorate in, if you don't mind me being curious? :)