"No matter how terrified you may be, own your fear and take that leap anyway because whether you land on your feet or on your butt, the journey is well worth it."
-- Laurie Laliberte
"If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough."
-- Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage."
-- Anais Nin

Friday, June 4, 2010

A Labor of Love, an Exercise in Frustration

My mother taught me to crochet when I was eight years old. I'm quite good at it. So long as I stay away from projects that require me to check my gauge, I'm just fine. I simply do not have the patience to make and check test swatches, but I'm going off my intended topic...

For a few years I've been slowly collecting patterns for "plushies." I've made one, a stuffed mouse cat toy for a friend's "baby." It was simple and came out looking great. Over the past couple of months, thanks to the influence of my dear nephews, ages five and seven, my pattern collection has grown immensely. Finally, the boys have convinced me to begin a project that's a bit more complicated. I've been toying with the idea of starting a blog, so I figured now is the time. I'd like to invite you to join me as I document my progress with this pattern that's captured my heart (and tested my patience).

The pattern is free and was created by WolfDreamer. You'll find it here: http://wolfdreamer-oth.blogspot.com/2009/08/toad-and-toadette.html

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