My first experience with yarn crafting was when I was in upper elementary school. I joined a 4-H club (4-H is a BIG DEAL in Michigan) where I learned to sew, cross stitch, bake, crochet and do other various crafts. In fact, I think we called our group the “Krafty Kritters”. When my 4-H leader moved away, I put down my crochet hook and never took it up again.
Fast forward about 20 years to 2004 and I decided I needed a hobby so I taught myself to knit. I had always been fascinated with knitting and thought it was much cooler than crochet. I picked up a how to booklet at Wal-Mart and the rest is history. I took to knitting like fish to water and it is my favorite past time and hobby. In fact, for my birthday next month my mom is taking me to a knitting conference in L.A.!
I love knitting, but there are limitations to the craft. I have been toying around with the idea of picking up a crochet hook again to appease the cuteness desire that sometimes can't be accomplished with two needles. When I saw the pattern for this owl bag, I threw my inhibitions to the side and went for it. With a little help from the internet, I picked up my hook and forged ahead because I had to make this owl!
She's cute, a little wonky thanks to adding some stitches at the end, and I'm working on more of them. The pattern can be purchased here if you, too, would like a little crochet cuteness! I could probably be talked in to making one for you, too….
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