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Project 365 - Connor Learns to Crochet

This summer, Connor decided that one of his big projects would be learning to crochet. I was a bit skeptical - he's asked about this before, and when I tried to teach him, he lost interest really quickly. This time, though, he was serious . . . and I'm thrilled to say that he has learned to crochet, and he's actually very good at it. Here are a few Project 365 photos which document this journey (I'm sure there will be more to follow; he asked me to buy him more yarn today, because he wants to make things for all his Webkinz plush toys).

Day 92: Connor Learns to Crochet

This is one of his first attempts at learning the stitches:

Day 92 - Connor Learns to Crochet

Day 107 - Crochet Master!

Here he is working on his first amigurumi project:

Day 107 - Crochet Master!

Day 108 - Amigurumi Whirlms

And here they are! He crocheted these whirlms (characters from the "Viva Pinata!" video game) all by himself, with no pattern, and no help from me. I didn't even know he was making the first one until he was almost finished with it. Aren't they cute? And best of all, my little boy crocheted them all by himself. *is proud*

Day 108 - Amigurumi Whirlms

Day 106 - Lego Ground Zero

When he's not crocheting, he's been playing with legos. This is the way his room looked a few days ago. Total lego explosion:

Day 106 - Lego Ground Zero


( 7 comments — Leave a comment )
Jul. 27th, 2008 07:37 pm (UTC)
I love that game. I love the whirlms. I love these pictures and I love Connor!


No way I could do that. I am impressed.
Jul. 27th, 2008 07:43 pm (UTC)
It is a really good game, isn't it? I was playing just the other day. Connor was addicted to it for a while - he has something like 50 different gardens (which I think is insane, but oh well). :D

You know, I'm impressed with him, too. He really caught on quickly to the mechanics of crochet, and then to be able to just make something like that out of his head? There are grown-ups who won't start a project without a pattern. :D (Although I bet you could do it - do you crochet or knit)?

Thanks! *hugs*
Jul. 27th, 2008 09:56 pm (UTC)
I think both hobbies are absolutely fabulous - looks like you have a little guy there who loves to use his hands to create. Definitely something to encourage - particularly since, as you mentioned in your reply above... he's improvising. Absolutely fabulous things to encourage in him!

Go Connor! :)

Jul. 28th, 2008 02:10 am (UTC)
Dude, I Can't crochet. or knit. Or any of it. GO CONNOR!
Jul. 28th, 2008 04:36 am (UTC)
Good for him! And for you for making it completely acceptable for him to do something like that. :)
Jul. 29th, 2008 06:10 pm (UTC)
*envies Connors cool crochet skills*

*faints at Lego explosion*
Aug. 7th, 2008 11:35 pm (UTC)
Ooooh! Whirlms! We love Viva Pinata! I'll have to show those pictures to the boys when I get home. :)

Did you know that you can get the whirlms to turn different colors if you have them eat various colored flowers? :)
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