For those of you who don't know, I am a crocheter. That is the one with one hook, the two pointy needles is knitting. I learned how to do a granny square in an art class when I was in Junior High, but that was all I was ever taught. So though I've technically been crocheting for almost 20 years now, up until this past summer its never been anything but granny squares or rectangles I could make with a double stitch. In August I decided that wasn't good enough. I got myself on You Tube and I watched some videos on the other common stitches and I ran with it!!! Since August I've made 2 different kinds of flowers, a star, a coffee mug cozie, a blanket that covers the top of a queen sized bed, a cat, and now most recently the adorable little Elephant you see in this post!!! His name is Alexander the elephant, and he is part my friend Becca's Christmas presnet!
www.ravelry.com if you're interested. Its a crochet/knitters community type site and there are so many great ideas and patterns on there! I am going to start a Llama for a friend (part of his Christmas present) today from a pattern I got on there, and after that its going to be a Frankenstein for my son, also from ravelry. I will post when I finish them for you all to see. :)