I’ve always wanted to crochet, but I suck at it. The extent of my body of work in the crochet world is one hat and a bunch of misshapen granny squares that realistically will never amount to anything. It always makes me jealous when I see my friends pick up this skill effortlessly. I have tried. Books, online tutorials, YouTube videos. I suck.
So, when my daughter asked for a “knitted sheep” for Christmas, I cringed a bit, because I knew that the chances of me finding something that she liked – meaning fairly large – in a knitting pattern, then somehow finding the time and patience to do it were slim. Knitting complicated shapes is hard. I knew that crocheting them was somewhat easier, but I suck at crocheting.
So I located a nice crocheting pattern, and enlisted my friend Natasha to take the project on for me. Natasha is amazing. The first time I saw her crochet in person, at a book club meeting last summer, I was in awe. She just pumped out these things without even really looking at her hands. I was inspired. I went home and tried. I sucked.
So, a HUGE thanks to Natasha for Lilac the Sheep.
– Jen McLeod, Concrete Oyster