The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly in my Crochet
Fresh Stitches recently posted this photo of crocheted shorts on Facebook and asked "what's the worst thing you crocheted".
I thought the pants were hilarious. I had just finished what I thought was my worst crochet project ever. I call them my Fantastic Frogs because they look fantastic compared to those crocheted shorts.
I decided I would crochet frogs in memory of my dad. I have been thinking about him recently. He liked to garden and had a small pond where frogs lived. I usually crochet scarves or blankets.
I used this cute Free Toad Pattern I found at Great Amigurumi. The author of the pattern is Brigitte Read. You can find more of her adorable crochet animal patterns at her website Roman Sock.
I thought it was going to be an easy project. I was so wrong! Working in the round and with a small project was much harder than I realized. So what's the worst thing you crocheted?
During the Holidays, Take 20 to Decompress with "Art That Moves You" Watch this Video
I can be like a sponge absorbing feelings from all around me. I started feeling a little anxious at work and I asked myself "What came before this feeling?"
It turns out I would be reading an e-mail from a customer or talking with a customer.
Will my order come in time for me to finish this project for my sister for Christmas?
How could the post office loose my package?
Why won't your website take my credit card?
I think the combination of excitement and anticipation of the holidays can increase our anxiety levels. I can relate to how my customers are feeling because i'm currently working on a crochet project that I hope to finish before Christmas.
I was working on this short video clip I made at a rest stop off I-95 as you enter North Carolina. Every time I watch it; I get 20 Seconds to decompress.
If you are getting a little anxious about the holidays you can view this video and get 20 Seconds to slow down, take a deep breath and enjoy the moment.
This Whirligig was created by the artist, Vollis Simpson (1919–2013) He created a whirligig field in Wilson County, N.C. The Legislature of N.C. designated whirligigs as the State's Official Folk Art. North Carolina Natural and Cultural Resources:
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