That's a direct quote from my husband, and he's probably right. I've often got crochet on my mind and a hook in my hand. I can't help it! It's the only craft I've come across that I can work on anywhere and for any length of time. On a four hour car ride to Canada, while I'm waiting for Susannah at dance class, when the hockey game is on...it's so easy to glance up from your project without losing your place and to pick it up or put it down at a moment's notice. Plus, the little amigurumi projects are so cute and easy - and they make gifts! This is what we gave Susannah's preschool teacher for Christmas this year:
I ended up making three pears altogether and gave them to some special people, along with some pear butter that I made in October. I also made some apple butter and I suppose a jar of that with a crocheted apple would make a nice gift as well, but there are more puns to be had with pears!
Now for the details that you are probably not interested in, but I record them anyhow because I may need to refer back to them one day: the pattern for the pear is from Amigurumi World: Seriously Cute Crochet . For the smaller pear, I used Lion Brand Wool-Ease worsted weight yarn in Avocado (#174). For the larger pear I used Vanna's Choice medium weight yarn in Kelly Green (#172). The Vanna's yarn was a dream to work with and it was kinda shiny and smooth.