Tuesday, January 10, 2017

T Stands For Procraftination

Procraftination: doing some other craft when you should be working. It started out innocently enough. There was the bag with the cotton batting used to stuff the elf legs. What was I going to do with all the batting?

I started playing around with some yarn and a crochet hook. It had been decades since I had crocheted anything. Pretty much the only items I could crochet were granny squares. Hunting around for a simple project, I came across amigurumi. Japanese art of crocheting small animals or objects and anthropomorphizing them.


I only had black and yellow yarn so finding the little bee was fortuitous. As I began working the bee, I wondered what I could use for the wings. I tried crocheting the wings out of very thin, white ribbon, but the results were less than satisfactory. Then I remembered in the Christmas bauble box a skein of yarn from the year I crocheted snowflakes to go with my Christmas cards. And sparkly white yarn to boot. A pair of diamond button eyes and the little guy (2 or so inches long by 2 or so inches wide) was finished.

The Eldest decided the little bee felt squishy like a stress ball. So off he went to be her cubical companion at work.


Once the bee was finished, I wondered what else I could make. If I could figure out how to make pointy ears, I could make a cat from the same pattern. Then baby pandas popped up on my Facebook timeline. I could make a black bear and a polar bear. The little critters still need button eyes or embroidered features on their faces.

 Chick, duck, skunk, black bird, (if I can beg some yarn scraps from Red) maybe an orca are waiting for another procraftination day. What are you procraftinating today?

And since this is T Stand For besides the gear needed to prcraftinate crochet, a cup of tea at the ready. Drop by hosts, Bleubeard and Elizabeth's blog to find out what the rest of the T Stands For gang are up to. If you want to play, include in your Tuesday post a beverage or container for a beverage. Don't forget to link your blog to Bleubeard and Elizabeth's page.

35 comments:

  1. Love your bee CJ! and the new word... lol Happy happy T day! Hugs! deb

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    1. The bee is a cutie. I have to make another one for myself.

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  2. I am in love with procraftination. What a perfect word. Now I know what I'm doing when I should be cleaning, etc.

    Your little bee is adorable, and turning it into a stress ball is awesome. I need one, too, since my old computer is still giving me fits. I need one, too, but I'll wait for a cat (grin)!

    Thanks for sharing your tea and crochet with us, and introducing us to procraftination for T this Tuesday.

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    1. You're welcome to the word, but you may end up cursing me as you find yourself procraftinating
      (-;

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  3. Love your bee and your wonderful word creation, such fun! Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

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    1. Thanks, Valerie. A happy T day to you, too

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  4. Oh this has happened to me so many times:):) What an adorable little bee and a fun way to use up yarn bits. Looking forward to seeing what you create next. Happy T day!

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    1. :-D and now you have a word if you ever become afflicted.

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  5. Nice! I like it. I need a word for procrastinating at work and reading blogs...like I am right now. :) Happy T day.

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    1. Blogastinating? Probloginating? Hmm, needs some work. Happy T Day

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  6. Your crochet bee is wonderful and I'm so pleased you have been inspired to create more, they look fantastic :-). Happy T Day! J :-)

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  7. Procraftination sounds about right! I love the bee! Hugs, Chrisx

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  8. Procraftination sounds about right! I love the bee! Hugs, Chrisx

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  9. This little bee looks adorable, sounds like he has found a good home.
    Happy T day
    Yvonne x

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    1. As her job is customer service, he'll no doubt get a good workout :-D

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  10. What a little cutie! Good job!

    Sending snow flakes with Christmas cards is a great idea!

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    1. :-D a good idea in theory. Way too time consuming. I think cards were still arriving after Christmas

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  11. So adorable! I think a Panda would be marvelous...just sayin'! happy T day!

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  12. Procraftination is a great word :-)
    Your bee is wonderful and already found a good home.
    Happy day after T Day.

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    1. Thanks, Patty. Hope you had a good day, too.

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  13. Oh my gosh...he is so cute!! My SIL has done some of this crochet. I just don't have the patience for it or the ability to follow a pattern. :)
    Happy T day!

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    1. I didn't think I'd be able to follow a pattern either, but found just taking one line at a time. And counting.

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  14. Great word - procraftinating. Does attending a T party count? I'm definitely procrastinating and should be crafting. Your bee is darling. I'm impressed that you haven't crocheted for decades. I haven't either and am sure I couldn't tackle amiurumi without some serious refresher work on all the stitches. Happy T Day, CJ!

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    1. Yes, attending a T party counts. As to the little bee, the pattern was listed as easy. The only 2 stitches, single crochet and a decrease which I didn't know what it was. The interwebs are fab did a search and found a tutorial. Easy peasy. Happy T Day back atcha!

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  15. Your bee is such a cutie! No wonder he found a home so fast!
    I know all about procrastination. I'm doing it at the moment doing blogs rather than what i should be doing!
    Sorry I'm so late in commenting, I've been away from my desk.
    Belated happy T-Day,
    Lisca

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    1. Sometimes one needs to procrastinate.

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  16. Very cute! At the beginning of my blogging I also crocheted amigurumis!
    Happy T Day!

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    1. The amigurumis are fun, cute, and I like how they work up quickly Have a great day!

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