So I bit the bullet. I took one for the team. I single crocheted.
This amazing pattern by Vicki Howell, titled the Urban Jungle beanie, made me many shades of happy.
“Shades of happy”. 😉 Winkwink. (Side note: AWFUL book. Couldn’t manage to get past her dancing in the kitchen, making breakfast. Anyone care to disagree?)
AHNYWAY. So for this amazing beanie that I oh so desperately wanted on my little head, I had to single crochet a ribbed pattern of 10 chain length, until it became –and here’s the catch — twenty two inches long.
TWENTY TWO INCHES OF SINGLE CROCHET. ARE YOU KIDDING ME. Its not done yet, as I only started today, and what with school, and traveling time, and my insomnia, and cat naps that last for six hours…
You get the drift. I didn’t get much time. But the good news is, the single crochet part is almost over! I’m done with fourteen inches of it, so that is a little more than halfway done. Something I noticed when it was around five inches was that I was holding on too tightly. So I loosened my grip, and lo and behold, it automatically got easier (and a lot faster, comparatively) with each stitch. 🙂
I find amigurumi quite fascinating. Especially when people make all those adorable little icecreams and cakes and whatnot. I’d love to check out a blog or two which features amigurumi cupcake tutorials! Link me if you can, please!
So, here is a picture of the yellow brick road (reference: Wizard of Oz) which is what I’m calling it now.
Okay, so two very important things here:
1. I love the color yellow.
2. I love wearing the color yellow.
Honestly. Its just so bright and cheerful and — its such an attention-seeker, you know? Its like, HEY YOU. YEAH, THE ONE WITH THE GREY HAT. LOOK AT ME, I’M ALL YELLOW. It’s awesome.
I mean, no one can beat red in the whole attention-seeking department. But yellow comes a close second, no? Especially when paired with the right accessories and alternate colors. Like the aforementioned grey. Or light, muted blue? Yellow adds an amazing pop of color, and I just love it to bits.
And the reason the picture is once again so crappy, is because it has been shot with my 2 megapixel phone camera. Because, yes, I was too lazy to move my butt all the way to the switchboard and plug in the camera battery for charging. DONTHATEMEOKAY.
Soanywayzzz. That is all for today. I made a couple of crochet necklaces, and I’m going to start working on a pair of crochet slippers tonight…I guess I’ll update you on those tomorrow! ^_^
Have you guys made a beanie from this pattern before? Do you have a specific favorite beanie pattern in mind? I’d love to know!
And thanks for reading! 🙂