i haven't posted any real knitting for a long time. i hope today's entry won't get schmeebot booted off the knitting bloggers' ring.
it has also been a long time since i've crocheted anything seriously. in my early twenties i crocheted afghans like there was no tomorrow. wish i could show you the very first afghan i made; it looked like an amoeba.
these days the only time i use a crochet hook is when it's required for my knitting projects: open cast on, multi row corrections. the last time i crocheted something i was showing off to erin that i had figured out how to make a crochet flower. in the process i ruined a good chunk of tracy's beautiful lace yarn.
i picked up the crochet hook to crochet for the first time today. i was trying to figure out the lovely stitch which the talented miss engman uses for her animals.
i think i got it. you can see it in the top half of that sampler. the trick now is to figure out how to increase and decrease a bit more gracefully.
graceful or not, i need to come up the entire animal fast. last week i made the mistake of challenging mg in berkeley to make an animal. as of today, not only has she finished it, she has already given it away! yikes!