Sunday, August 17, 2008

The Knit and Crochet Show and Crochet Dude

It's "The Crochet Dude!!!" The Crochet Dude I took his blogging class at the Knit and Crochet Show in New Hampshire this Summer. What an excellent teacher! And such an inspiration to introverts like me. I love to read his blog and watch him evolve his life as if it were a crochet project. He's endlessly experimenting and trying on new aspects of the design of his life.  He puts himself in a challenging situation that stretches him beyond any kind of comfort zone...and then he comes out on the other side a seasoned pro! When you see what he does with his life, it makes you want to follow the instructions of his design and make a design of your own. We need more role models like this.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

The Mouse is "In the House"

So...being a woman of my word, I refused to post again until that mouse was done. I used some Lamb's Pride Nature Spun #1 yarn to make him and did a few personal modifications, like an i-cord tail and an embroidered expression of pure bliss. I hope you can see the huge smile on Mouse's face. I like Eckhart Tollecat's mouse to keep an expression of joy even while he's being clawed and chewed to pieces because as a coach I like to encourage my clients to keep enjoying life through all its challenges and bumps in the road.

This mouse does not take two months to knit even though my blog consistency would make it look that way. It really only took a few hours to make. I was just away attending some incredible workshops I want to share with you in the next post