crochet 2, audrey 0

I am not one of nature’s artists.  I know I can’t draw or paint, but sometimes I delude myself about my ability to undertake other creative tasks.  Take for example the time I decided to bake my son a train cake for his birthday, like the one my friend made for hers.  Baking cakes I can do, and she said it was easy to make the carriages & engine from sponge cake.  At 3 am, surrounded by bits of sponge cake hacked into random shapes and soggy with tears, I found out that her definition of ‘easy’ was different to mine (and then went to the 24 hour supermarket to buy a damn cake).

This is a lesson I seem to need to keep relearning, apparently.  I can crochet, so I can do knock up an amigurumi Darth Maul for my nephew, based on this cute pattern.  Right?
amigurumi FAIL
I don’t know which aspect of this is worse, my inability to crochet tightly enough for amigurumi (despite using big yarn and little hook) or my attempts to embroider the features on to it?  On balance, I think the embroidery is the biggest fail.  The tension I can work on (as a self-taught crocheter I can probably learn from some RL crochet gurus) but the embroidery I think falls outwith my creative sphere.

So then I decided to crochet a hat.  This also went sadly wrong, managing to be both too tight at the brim and too floppy on the crown.  Luckily however I found someone it fit perfectly.
snowman

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2 responses to “crochet 2, audrey 0

  1. but you can do clever maths with science stuff! you can’t be good at everything, you’d be annoying!!

  2. lol !!! awww… the train cake is the saddest story… such an awesome idea, i want one

    i hate embroidering on faces, i have a huge variety of sew on googly eyes if you ever need any.

    mr. rubbishknitter would point out that if 3 bad things have happened (including the cake), the next thing will be a triumph, because bad things always happen in threes. Just don’t leave any new shoes on the table in the meantime or we’re all doomed.

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