My new hobby? Crocheting.
It is addicting. And so very satisfying. My first attempt--a scarf for Evie--didn't turn out so well. I kept forgetting to count my stitches so the lines weren't at all even, and it was just an utter disaster. But I refused to give up, so I tried a somewhat simpler pattern for a hat. I think it turned out pretty cute.
Then I crocheted a flower to adorn it. It was exactly what the hat needed. Now it looks fabulous, if I do say so myself. Because I'm super humble like that.
It's a good thing Christmas is right around the corner so I have an excuse to create a bunch of things. My goal is to make most if not all our of Christmas gifts this year. Personalized gifts made from the heart are always more fun than something mass-produced in the stores anyway.
For step-by-step instructions on how to make your own "darling hat" or "slinky flower", check out Crochet Geek's Youtube channel. She makes it so easy to follow along, even for a complete novice like me. She even has videos teaching you all the basic stitches you will need for her huge assortment of patterns. Someday I may even attempt her Angry Bird hat tutorial!