Sunday, December 28, 2008

Crochet gave me the bird





Browsing the magazine stand and then thumbing through the latest issue of Crochet Today, I caught a glimpse of this darling bluebird and knew I had to make it. It was described as "easy" and I suppose it would be...for someone who crochets regularly. I used to be one of those people. You know, unable to put down the work at night, keeping a project in the car for traffic jams, hoarding yarn like it would feed me in a famine.
But it has been months since I crocheted anything more than a dolly hat, so making this little five-inch, single crochet birdie took a lot longer than I expected. Of course, I was trying to watch Mamma Mia for the fourth time. But, you'd think after that many viewings I could at least follow some simple stitch counts and still sing along to "Super Trooper." Not so. But I finished the movie. And then the birdie. I love his little wings. But then I added the bow, so not sure if 'he' is a she. Either way, I think it's cute.

6 comments:

vivian said...

what a sweet tweet! He/she is the bluebird of happiness! well, at least he makes you smile, I think that qualifies him dont you??
great job Gina!
hugs!
vivian

Joanne Huffman said...

absolutely adorable!!!

Joanne

Sandy Michelle said...

Good job Gina! He/she is soooo cute! Have a fantastic new year dear friend!

Sandy xox

CEDAR JUNCTION said...

Have a wonderful 2009!

Teresa

Retro Cafe' Art Gallery said...

Happy New Year Gina!!!!
Your bird is SO cool! I could never ever do that.
We have to meet up sometime soon! Now that the holidays have passed..
xoxo,
Kristin

Tizzalicious said...

What a cutie!