Back to the Land of Wool and Alpaca

It’s been a while since I’ve done a craft show, and I’m so glad that Laura of Snowflake Crafts  suggested that I participate in the Craft and Draft at Blind Lady Ale House last Sunday.  We’ve done many events together where I’ve offered Two Minute Portraits, and this time I decided to debut some of my crocheted kitties.

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I originally made them as puppy toys, experimenting with my friends’ dogs over the years.  Tina’s boys, Hank and Guthrie, l-o-v-e-d their “baby,” and it lasted much longer than I would have imagined.

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The kitties were well received, and I’m motivated to keep making them.  Some will be dog toys, but I will try other colors and softer yarns for kids.  Building the bodies are relatively easy, and the faces are super fun.

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You can crochet animals too!  All you need to know is a circle and increasing/decreasing.  I would share a pattern, but I craft them by feel, and they’re all a little wonky and different (which is probably why I haven’t grown bored).  Crochet is very intuitive for me, but I realize some people prefer a more structured approach.  The benefits to the latter are consistency and a superior product, although you will be counting stitches.   There are many many free patterns out there, especially on ravelry.com.

Keep an eye out on the calendar.  I will finally be posting new classes. 🙂

Happy Yarning everyone, and Merry Holidays as well.

Amanda

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