I Picked Up My Crochet Hook Again Eight Years Later. Also, NaBloPoMo.

A number of years ago, I used to crochet these goofy little dolls, like Wozzle, for instance. I only did it for about a year, and then I stopped. I never figured out why I stopped, but I've often wanted to start it up again, so I've kept the means on hand just in case. I'm glad I did, because, while I was banging my head against a particular web design problem tonight, I decided to do something completely different like grab a crochet hook and make a little mouse partially stuffed with catnip.

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I have to say that it's not too bad for being my first finished crochet project in over eight years. I made it up as I went along, because I've never been able to follow a crochet pattern. The next one will be a touch less lumpy with a lot more catnip jammed into it, but this one's already good enough for Onion to use as cuddle pillow.

(I only just now realized that the mouse is missing eyes, whiskers, and feet. I feel weird about that. Maybe watching all that stuff about victim dismemberment on Mindhunter made me lose a few parts. I'm not going to think too deeply about it. Maybe. Sweet dreams to me.)

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And for a complete aside: I've decided to do National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo) this year, which entails publishing a blog post every day during the month of November. This blog turned 14 years old in August — FOURTEEN — and since that's one of my favourite numbers and I haven't been blogging nearly enough and I've done NaBloPoMo before over several different years, it seems like a good idea. Here's to 30 blog posts in November! You must feel so blessed.


I am publishing a post every day in November for NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month).