I was cleaning my office space yesterday, when my eye fell on a regular inhabitant of said space. This inhabitant was the first thing I EVER crocheted, and every time I see it, it brings back so many memories!
When I learned to crochet a few years ago I was in the hospital, and as such had limited access to invaluable resources like computers, and more specifically YouTube, to teach me how to do the stitches. All I had was a little book about amigurumi’s, and some wacky diagrams in it that said how to crochet. Armed with a ball of t-shirt yarn and a 12mm bamboo hook (that literally gave me blisters; partly because I was crocheting super tight and partly because that hook just wasn’t right) I set out to crochet a fish from the book.
This is a pig.
Obviously, I had much to learn ;) I quickly realized my mistake, but back then unraveling was a big no-no for me so I just kept going. I took a step back and admired my… piggie! I had no idea how to fasten off or how to attach yarn, which explains the many knots on this little piggie. His eyes dangle precariously off some super thin thread I used to sew them on, and no one is allowed to touch them because they might come off!
Despite his obvious flaws, I do love my little piggie though. He kept me safe during those months in the hospital and he will always be an irreplaceable piece of history for me.
Do you still have the first thing you ever made? Please share, I’d love to see! :)