I am a knitter. Simple. Knitting relaxes me. I enjoy the feeling that I can be productive while sitting on my behind. i like the tools of the trade -- the yarns, the needles, the baskets I use to store my projects. I especially like the resulting fabric with its simple stitches that, when together, produce fabrics that are as diverse as they yarns that can be found -- light and breezy, warm and squishy, even rugged. But every now and then, I find myself being pulled in the direction of a crochet hook. Unlike knitting, it's not always the resulting fabric or the process itself since I often feel like I have gnarly old hands after only a short time of crocheting. What gets me is the shapes that can be made with crochet.
Last spring, I made one of these tea sets for a special birthday girl. Recently, another friend asked if I would make one for her little girl for Christmas. I was only too happy to oblige.
The pattern is from Ana Paula Rimoli's book Amigurumi Two! (I will add a link shortly when I remember how. I am not tech savvy and just don't have the mental energy at the moment to figure it out.) It's a really cute book and the boys will often browse through it and pick out things they want me to make them. If only I had that much time! The cookies are my own pattern and are so much fun to make.
Our advent stocking of the day: