Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Lately I've been in a mood to create my own designs when I crochet. Usually I use a cute pattern designed by someone who is wildly creative, and I have loved making almost every item I have ever completed. But creating my own is a new challenge that I am beginning to enjoy just as much.
This is Licorice! When I began working with this lovely variegated yarn I wasn't sure what would come out of it. The more I worked, the more the finished product formed in my mind. A goat! What perfect yarn for a crochet goat! When he was completed I asked my grandson Paul what his name should be. "Licorice" was his reply. Of course he knows another goat named Licorice and I was delighted to name my creation after the original Licorice who happens to be a pet belonging to a friend of the family with a heart to rescue animals.
So, what do you think? I see lots of things I can improve on, but I do think he is kinda cute! I hope Licorice inspires you to try your hand at creating some original items too.