I KNOW IT’S STRANGE, BUT . . .
. . . I like to crochet skulls. It all started when I was visiting the Mystery Playground blog and saw the words “Skull Shawl.” And then I saw the picture, and I knew I had to have one of those skull shawls. (For like-minded crocheters out there, here’s the link: http://www.mysteryplayground.net/2014/05/crafty-thursdays-super-awesome-skull.html)
Well, I had to have one of those skulls if my crochet skills were up to it . . .
I thought, I’ll start one, and see how it goes. The only lightweight yarn I had on hand in a sufficient quantity was a lovely dusty rose, so I gamely began crocheting skulls.
One of the nice things about crocheting is that ripping out is very easy. And it’s also easy to restart after you rip out the mistake.
I did a lot of ripping out with that first shawl, but I discovered that I really liked seeing those cute skulls take shape, and if they were a little wonky and misshapen, well, that just made them more realistic.
In addition to the dusty rose shawl, I now have a gray ombre one and a black triangular scarf made of bulkier yarn. I can bunch the scarf around my neck on cold days, and no one will even notice that I’m wearing skulls. I’ve started a shawl in thin white crochet cotton, for summer (ahem) glamor.
Have you ever had so much fun making something that you couldn’t help making another one? And another, and . . . ?