Each and every one reading this in real time is facing a new kind of normal. Some of us are feeling stress….. (raises hand) some of us are facing job losses. Many of us are worried about loved ones. We are concerned about the future.
This post is more personal than I typically share, but I simply cannot ignore our current situation. I will for sure be sharing crocheting and knitting posts in the very near future (look for an amigurumi tutu tutorial very soon…hint, hint).
But for now I feel compelled to share a little day in the life, a little “how I’m coping with chaos” as a knitter, crocheter and amigurumi maker.
If you are a crocheter, I am certain that you have already seen the book, Animal Friends of Pica Pau. It has been all over social media! Countless crocheters are making the animals from its colorful pages.
I bought the book soon after it’s US release date in 2017. I was drawn to the unique characters on the cover and knew I had to have it. At the time I couldn’t even make amigurumi! I started with Victor Frog and so far I’ve made ten out of the twenty designs.
This book is my go-to for inspiration and patterns. Yan Schenkel’s ability to design such unique and adorable creatures is incredible. The puffin pattern is one of my absolute favorites! Not only are her patterns adorable but they can stretch beginner and intermediate crocheters skills. I learned how to read color charts from making Bonny Puffin.
Another one of my favorite designs is the panda. She is one of the easier patterns and I was able to complete her in half the time of other designs. Yan Schenkel’s ability to design animals with such personality is truly a gift.
There is no way I could ever choose which one is my favorite and I look forward to making each and every animal! Do yourself a favor and buy this book!
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