Tuesday, January 4, 2011

I'm Losing My Wife to Crochet!

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.   

 
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50 comments:

  1. don't worry, i'm just like you, can't leave home without a hook and some yarn in my bag
    and, i've lost a husband to soccer, so...

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  2. Oh my goodness - that is the cutest little pear ever!!! And what a wonderful gift to give it with pear butter. You did a wonderful job! Thanks for sharing and Happy 2011!

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  3. I can see how you can be addicted to crocheting these little guys! They're PEARfectly adorable:)

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  4. Love the idea of "pearing" it with the pear butter!

    I'm into crochet too. Working on a secret project for my sister's birthday right now. It's great to do in front of the tv!

    suzy

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  5. Megan I can barely stand it, I love your little crochet people. animals, fruit, whatever, they are SOOO CUTE.

    That basket is so precious, and you are so creative, I love it.

    THANK YOU so much for linking up to **Amaze me AUgust** and always supporting my blog.

    I don't think you've entered my giveaway for 3 FREE months ad space yet, come on girl, I would LOVE to have you up there, and help you out a bit.

    Do you use patterns for your little characters, or do you free hand it by now? Also my family is already saying they are losing me to blogging, can you imagine if I started crocheting, or actually CRAFTING something else, oh man, we would need a nanny, lol, and cook, and maid. jk, but actually probably true. :)

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  6. ADORABLE! I love all the pear puns too! :) You are so cute!

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  7. These guys are SUPER cute. And I totally agree with you on the take anywhere aspect of crocheting. Plus it works up super fast and seeing as I like instant gratification like that, I'm all about it! :)

    I'd love for you to link this up to my linky party!
    littleEme.blogspot.com

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  8. Oh my goodness the pear is so adorable! I am the same way. My hubby hasn't said anything yet but that's probably what he would say! Just keep doing what you are doing because it is something that you love to do...how many people can say that!

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  9. Haha I've never really thought of pears as cute before but that one is adorable!

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  10. I big fat heart amigurumi! These pears are so cute and i'm a huge fan of puns so i enjoyed those too. I really need to start crocheting again! Thanks for the motivation!

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  11. These are so cute! What an absolutely adorable gift idea. I know I keep saying it, but I really do need to learn to crochet.

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  12. So cute!!! Love it! Following you now :)

    simplyjenna.blogspot.com

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  13. This is adorable!! It makes me want to start crocheting!

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  14. Love the pear and the santa hat on it! Very cute! Have you ever seen or made an easter egg that you can open and it has a chick in it? The egg actually tied. My Mom made them for us as children and they were ruined in a flood. She would love to have a pattern to make for the grandchildren. Thanks! Only answer back if you have time, ellebellesbows@gmail.com. Kerri

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  15. Those literally made me giggle, how adorable! Thanks so much for linking them up at gettin' crafty on hump day! :)

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  16. What an adorable lil pear.

    I'd love if you could link it up to Creative Juice Thursday...

    <3
    nicolette @
    http://momnivoresdilemma.blogspot.com/2011/01/creative-juice-thursday-6-features-and.html

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  17. What a darling pear! Crochet is something I need to try! I'd love to have you submit this to the M&T Spotlight: http://www.makeandtakes.com/spotlight

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  18. that is soooo cute. wish i could crochet now. stopping by from the just a girl party. happy friday!

    kimberly

    http://kimberlyscraftyland.blogspot.com/

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  19. CUTE! I'm sitting here in my cubicle squealing like a dork. (Found you via Just A Girl, by the way.)

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  20. How CUTE! That's it. I've decided it need to start crocheting again! Thanks for the inspiration. :)

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  21. I love Ana Paula's amigurumi patterns. I actually made that pear as like, my second ami project when I started a couple years ago, it's so much fun! And yours looks adorable, what a wonderful gift for a teacher, too. :) (A nice change from all the apples, I'd guess.)

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  22. Seriously cute! I love the pairing of the amigurumi pear with the pear butter, and you have to do amigurumi apples to go with the apple butter, they would be perfect for teachers! I really want to learn to crochet one of these days..

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  23. These are so so so so so cute. I've heard similar quotes from my husband only having to do with: photography, sewing, blogging, embroidery...
    Thanks for linking up to my Pity Party.
    xo,
    Mique

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  24. Loved going thru ur wonderful blog ...

    - Smita
    www.littlefoodjunction.blogspot.com
    (fun food ideas for little ones )

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  25. Pear-y cute!! Love how your photos are presented, too! Thanks for showing us at Fibers on Friday!

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  26. How fun! And easy satisaction, right? Fabulous job!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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  27. wow, this is crazy-cute! crochet saved my sanity once, when the freeway was shut down and I was trapped in the traffic behind it. I just whipped out the yarn and hook and got going ;-)

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  28. Your pears are just lovely! Visiting from www.lifeisaparty.ca

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  29. wow, these are so cute! and you are definitely right about the play-on-words. so much easier with pear than with apple! aPEARrently...

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  30. Foodwise, I really, truly HATE pears (they taste like shampoo!) But these little guys are just darling :)

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  31. I am with LambAround. I am not a fan of pears at all. Their texture when you eat one is weird and mushy. But these pears are the cutest things I have seen in a long time.

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  32. Thanks for linking up to Creative Juice...

    You've inspired me to learn to crochet...

    <3

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  33. hoping over from the sundae scoop. I love your pears, they are so stinking adorable!!! great work :)

    www.mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com

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  34. Happy New Year!! We would like to be friends with you! Follow us on http://travelwithmichael.blogspot.com/

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  35. Love the puns and the pear! And I also really like your blog name. Too funny.

    Check me out at Ninth Street Notions if you feel like it...

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  36. Thanks so much for linking up last week! I hope you'll stop by again today! :) I'll be posting features soon...

    LittleEme.blogspot.com

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  37. ADORABLE! And pear butter is one of my favorite things ever!!! I'll be over later to clean up any leftovers. ;)

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  38. Your Pears are adorable! Thanks for linking up to Your so Very Creative I featured you today go check it out! http://memakingdo.blogspot.com/2011/01/featuring-you-friday_14.html

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  39. That pear is just the sweetest pear! sooo cute, one can't help but smile. Thanks

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  40. I just found your blog from Lamb Around! I love love love this pear! Too cute. I'm a happy new follower!

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  41. Hi! I found you on Lamb Around. Love your pear!
    Bye!
    Annemarie
    p.s. I'm your newest follower.

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  42. Stopping by from today’s blog hop and am your newest follower. I hope that 1 of my blogs interests you too.

    http://tawnasplan.blogspot.com
    http://btrbb.blogspot.com
    http://tawnassecret.blogspot.com

    Thanks
    Tawna

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  43. Just love these ! Makes me want to take up crochet now.

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  44. That makes a great gift idea!
    I'm following from the blog
    hop. I'd love a follow back at
    www.mikaspantry.blogspot.com
    Thanks,
    Mika

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  45. I like to crochet too. I made a green apple.

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