i learned a new craft today. yep. i learned how to crochet. i gave up on the knitting and decided crocheting might be where it's at for now. i was initially inspired by my friend's awesome blankets. both anika and i have one. lucky us. then i picked up a book in japan last year with the cutest crocheted bowls. and balls. then i found this garland and knew i needed to make some for anika's room.
i spent a couple of hours with my blanket crocheting friend. (hi cheryl!). just her and i. ani-chan stayed hope with her papa. (thanks, hisashi!) and my friend taught me her tricks. she is fast. she made three circles by the time i had about a quarter of one done. and that was after she started mine. they look awesome but i still have a bunch more to make. (cheryl, i think i will be back in a few weeks for another afternoon of crocheting and chatting.) .