Crossing over to the dark side

After my foray into crochet with the Elizabeth Blanket I decided that I was ready to continue with the hooking. I told this to N, who disapprovingly discouraged me from stepping over to the "dark side" where they use one stick with a hook on the end instead of properly using two sticks. So over the weekend I secretly started on my very first fully crocheted project and by Sunday night I looked down at my yarn and weird hook thing and there was this:
How could you not want to crochet if the fruits of your labour yields such an adorable object? I am in love with this penguin and I am really vibing on how quick crochet is. My thumbs are a little sore after my first weekend of doing this new activity but I've already casted on (does one "cast on" in crochet?) for a little amigurumi ghost. In the beginning when my friend taught me how to crochet I didn't like it. My first project was a dish cloth that was barely rectangular and was quickly frogged. These little amigurumi animals are a cinch because you're just crocheting in a circle. If you haven't crossed over to the dark side yet, I say leave your inhibitions at the door and go for it!
Playing around with the light box...this "prop" is supposed to be an iceberg, in case you were wondering.

6 comments:

Salihan said...

Too cute! And welcome to amigurumi world! I like your lighting and the cute prop. Hehe... thanks for explaining that it was an iceberg! P.S. I'm having a yarn giveaway on my blog. Pop on over if you can. - me@salihan.com

Balkan Style Bloggers said...

Oh dear! I must admit your little pingu is quite charming as well as your styrofoam iceberg. Will this be a gift for a niece, or is your unicorn in need of a new friend?

Lanas said...

Hello! I am Eugenia from Abuelita Yarns Company. Very cool little pingui! he taught you how to crochet! :)
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Good luck! :D
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knitty_kat said...

And way to turn to the dark side!! Nicely done.

Knit and Purl Mama said...
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Knit and Purl Mama said...

How adorable. I've started crocheting myself lately.