February 2010


I just completed my second snowmain crochet doll in two evening time. Felt so proud of myself.

I was kind of working stress lately and miss my first snowman so much. I did my first snowman stress relief doll last November and sold it within a day after I display at the etsy site. I wonder how is he now , did the new owner like him?

Anyway, I decided to make myself another one to compensate my ‘lost’. I need it badly to release some of my stress. While crocheting, I have already felt the relaxation that I needed. And I found another good reason to do crocheting. No matter how tired I felt after my day job, I should remind myself the best way to replenish my energy at the end of the day is to do some crocheting. Pick up a crochet hook and some yarn you can find. Without thinking much, just do what came first in your mind and you surprise yourself what you can make out of it.

This second snowmain, Mr purple, is quite similar to his brother Mr Green. I change the hat slightly started with making the rounded ball at the tip of the hat and expand using single crochet in white yarn. I used double crochet and half double crochet for the last four rows to increase its elasticity. It really look like a real hat to me. As for the scarf, I started with the rounded ball in white and continue on using double crochet with althernate color row between purple and white.  I ended with a simple sc ball using purple color yarn. Both balls were also stuffed with poly fiber.

I’m going to place it at my office desk. Seeing him everyday during work would some how ease off my daily stress, I hope.

Chinese New Year has just started 4 days ago and now I am back to work. four  I really do not have the mood to start work today since the last four days I’ve been indulged on good food and relaxation.

Looking at my last post, I was kind of shame of myself on how lazy I became since I started the day job. No blog entry for the past 1 month! But luckily I was not stopping for my crochet work. The past four days I was trying hard to work on my new project ‘ Calvin and Hobbes’ in between the celebration of CNY. I would say I am proud of myself to come out with the Calvin doll design and almost completed another Hobbes doll of 16 inches tall to match with ‘Calvin’.

For the past month, I have also sold a Hobbes doll and made another of  my ‘tiger’ doll. It seems that Hobbes is well received in the western world whereas my tiger doll is well received in the eastern world.  Anyway, so long that people appreciate my effort I’ll be fine.  I am also thinking of doing something else other than doll for my next project. May be a sweater , mitten or a scarf design my me. Maybe another handbag.  It all depends when my inspiration will come.

Lately I have more enthusiasm in doing my crochet work than doing my day job. Really hope one day I could work full-time on crocheting to earn my living. That will be my greatest wish!

I did the Monkey’s dress on last Friday night.

It looks like my monkey and the tiger make great companion for each other!

See my latest design, Calvin. He and Hobbes are going to be the greatest companion too! I am in the process of finishing a larger Hobbes.. Only left the ears, mouth, and nose….