I joined Octopus for a Preemie UK recently. They’re a charity providing little octopuses (and jellyfish) to hospitals for premature babies to have a bit of comfort. When in the womb the babies play with the umbilical cord, and the tentacles of the octopuses are similar and help them to be calm. I thought at first, this will be easy, I’ve been crocheting for years!… but it’s not that simple as each octopus has to be up to the right standard for a preemie baby to have them.
So after making a practice octo and thinking it was pretty good, I’m realising it was way off! So now I’ve joined at crochet-a-long to learn all the little details that make the octopuses just right.
Today I thought I was clever, and had the yarn under technique sorted. I got all the way to round 16 before I realised I hadn’t watched the rest of the CAL videos for this week… oops, had to start again as I didn’t do invisible increases!