To fulfill my two hours of independent learning project time, I scattered it throughout the week. I did some Monday and some Thursday, and finished up today. I did three separate things this week. They were all very unique and required different skills to do. I also reacted and felt differently during all three projects.
My first project I did this week was a stuffed animal bunny that I had been wanting to make. Okay… confession time… I have a stash of yarn hidden under my bed. Yeah I know, it’s strange to think that a college aged student has a box of yarn under her bed. Oh, well. I love it! So, I was going through this box to find the perfect color to make my bunny. I was thinking a yellow or mint green color, but I eventually settled on a brown color. More realistic. For this project, it is made by using a single crochet stitch and making a square or rectangle. Then you thread yarn through the square to make a triangle. Pull the yarn tight so it makes a sort of circle with two corners sticking out. Stuff the circle with stuffing and that is now your head. I struggled with getting the body the right shape but I figured out how to make it round. Then just make and attach a puff ball for the tail. During this project, I was relaxing and watching a movie with my roommate. I felt calm and happy while making this. I might give this bunny away as a present to someone, but I’m not sure who. Any thoughts on this would be greatly appreciated. 🙂
On Thursday, I ventured to Walmart to buy yarn. I know, more yarn? Yeah. This was for my dad’s afghan project. I decided on two shades of red and a grey. Red is his favorite color. I didn’t really consider what I was feeling on this trip. Just determined to get what I need and get out. I’m not a big fan of shopping.
My final project for this week was a butterfly that I made. I used a ball of yarn that shifts from red, to orange, to pink, and back to red. This project is worked in a circular pattern and then folds over into a butterfly. I used a double crochet stitch to create this. While making the butterfly, I began to relax. I hadn’t been feeling well today, but once I sat down, turned on a movie, and started to crochet, I quit worrying about things and just got lost in what I was doing. I don’t feel 100% better, but it has definitely helped.
I plan on starting my dad’s afghan this coming week and possibly making some baby booties. Thanks for visiting!
These are my own pictures of what I have been doing this week. The top two pictures are two different views of the bunny I made. The bottom left picture is the skeins (balls) of yarn for the afghan. The bottom right picture shows the butterfly I made and the yellow butterfly is one my mother made and I use as my guideline. Thanks for reading!