||[02 Apr 2009|10:42pm]
A little while ago, one of the LJ FF7 communities had a link to this adorable little sackboy!Reno amigurumi.
I went DUUUUUUUUUUUDE! ♥♥♥
Only problem? It had been about a quarter of a century since I'd touched a crochet hook.
At 7 p.m. tonight I didn't even know how to do a standard single crochet correctly.
At 10:45 p.m. tonight I have my first smiley sackboy head more than halfway done. :3
And it would have been faster if I hadn't forgotten a significant factor in my calculations: The last time I did any kind of industrial-strength yarnfidgeting, I did not own a cat.
Starting at approx. 7:05:
Cat: (yawn) (stretch) (spots the shiny crochet hook) ...whatchadoin?
(insert bloodshed, mayhem, and much yowling from both parties involved)
Me: ...and STAY OUT!
Cat: No faaaaaair! You cheat, you lying cheating thumbiferous thing with thumbs that invented evil evil EVIL doors and it's not faaaaaaaaaaair -- didja hear me yet? Didja?
Cat: I SAID DIDJA HEAR ME YET?
Me: ...I think I could get to hate my life.
I finally gave up the notion of getting the whole head done when I stopped to look at the chart, moved my hand, made a really embarrassing noise, and realized that my entire hand had turned into a cramped-up painball and I wasn't entirely sure I could still feel my thumb. Note for next time: distribute the crafting over several days, not one soooooolid crochet session...
Still. Not bad for the first time I've touched a crochet hook in a quarter century. :3
ETA: Now with pictures!