The Learning Curve

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Part 1: Your First "Ah-ha" Moment

Think back… way back… What was the FIRST thing that you learned about woodworking, as you worked on your first creation?

Part 2: Amigurumi SCULPTING FACES

My journey into amigurumi has been fun and challenging. One of my biggest challenges is creating a face that looks good. I am NOT a perfectionist and "good enough" is good enough ... but when the face lets down the entire project, well, somethin...

Part 3: Changing Colours

I’m quite pleased with how this transition looks, changing from red to white. For the last stitch of red, instead of a single crochet, I did a slip stitch and then slip stitched into the next one as well and fastened off. Then, with the white,...

Part 4: Magic Ring / Circle

As you may know, I hadn’t done any crocheting for a few years and the learning curve has had its moments of challenges - with the Magic ring being one of them.  On my first few days, I tried to remember how I held the yarn and wrapped it around m...

Part 5: Connected DC

When making my "Basic Hat" I decided to use DC (double #crochet) stitches to speed up the process. My goal is to make 12 hats for my guests at our Christmas dinner.  On their own, DC stitches don't really create a very warm product, as there are ...

Part 6: Crochet Rings

As part of my “12 things for Christmas", I decided to make some crocheted #jewelry - rings, to be specific I searched some designs and decided on a basic design, to get things started. BASIC:  SOURCE • Chain 15 or 16 (depending on your desired...

Part 7: Tunisian Corners (afghan)

Disclaimer: this may not be the right way to do #Tunisian corners for “in the round” but it is how I do them and, if I am consistent, it will look okay in the end. (That is my real tutorial lesson) Let’s begin with a picture of the corner I am wo...

Part 8: Flat Stitch (Tunisian Crochet)

Finding my way back into the world of #TunisianCrochet I discovered a project that used what they called a “flat stitch”. I don’t remember ever reading about this stitch before but I do like how it looks.It is an easy stitch to do: through the fr...

Part 9: Amigurumi HAIR

I'm in the process of making a doll and the goal was to make a face that didn't let down the entire project. I'm pleased with the result.   [faces.PNG] The patting on the back didn't last long, however, because, now, it needs some hair! I don't ...