This week, I’ve been hanging out with @storerboughtcreation for the first time in about ten years! We’ve been friends since high school, and crafting buddies for a lot of that time, but hadn’t really had time to craft together in one place before, only over Skype. I don’t have much experience with yarn, but SBC is an absolute yarn magician, so for the past few days she’s been teaching me to crochet. First I just did a swatch of various different stitches and stuff, but after only a couple of days of practice, I made my very first amigurumi!
Those of you who know me probably know that I LOOOOOVE eels, so of course I had to make a splendid garden eel, which also worked out nicely because it has no limbs or other parts to attach. Thanks to SBC’s excellent tutelage, I was able to finish this in one long evening. When I finished this little guy and showed it to the sleepy Mr. SBC (we’d stayed up pretty late because I wanted to finish the project before going to bed), he said, “It’s cute; it looks like a Cheetoh!” so that became his name.
I love my little Cheetoh the garden eel, and I hope to make more amis soon!