Humble Beginnings

My grandmother introduced me to crocheting and knitting when I was only 8 years old. However, over the years and the ongoing activities in my life I forgot that I had these skills.

Then… in 2009 a friend of mine was knitting on some lovely Totoro mittens. Since Totoro is one of my favorite movies I instantly wanted to make something similar for myself and wondered what other Totoro related things one could whip up with some needles or a hook and yarn. Browsing the Internet I stumbled upon a great crochet pattern for a large Totoro. I asked my friend if she could re-teach me how to crochet so I could make one of these myself and the rest… is history.

This is the little guy I whipped up back in 2009 after not having crocheted for over 15 years.

Isn’t he cute? I am quite happy with the way he came out (for being my first amigurumi critter ever). In case you are interested in making a cuddly Totoro plushie for yourself: you can find the pattern for free on LucyRavenscars blog http://heavens-hellcat.livejournal.com/#post-heavens_hellcat-420 .

3 years and countless amigurumi critters later (see my Flickr account) and I am still hooked on crocheting and even picked up knitting needles again. I will be forever grateful for that… thank you Corrie!

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