This project was, naturally, a Pinterest find. After I’d gotten all my stuff settled in my new craft zone, I realized there were two more boxes of yarn stashed in C’s closet – and some more fabric I had meant to use – and some other stuff in my room – anyway, there was no way it would all fit. So now I’m faced with the (awful!) predicament of finding projects to use some of this stuff up. Then I can put it back in some other room justifiably, because it will actually be clothes or a gift or some other slightly more useful… something.
Since I haven’t made anything for the baby yet – because I’m convinced it’s a girl but have no actual proof that making adorable little-girl clothes would be a good use of my time – I figured crocheting some toys would be a good use of yarn. And gender-neutral. And fast, so I could make three or four and keep extras for shower gifts. This Amish Puzzle Ball concept was popular on Pinterest, but most links were to sites which then linked through to this fantastic pattern:
I like the blue/white/brown combo – very trendy – but I’m excited to make another one with black, white, and red. I think it will be more visually exciting, especially for a new baby. I also neglected to read the whole description of the project and went straight to the instructions, and the description mentioned some things about assembly that the instructions didn’t. So I’ll do some things differently next time around.