free turkey menorah pattern for another 77,000 years, when the next coincidence of dates occurs. So I tweaked my pattern a bit to make a peacock. It worked out pretty well!
My dear stitching friend Rivi let me know that she used my directions to make this little guy:
shtreimel, Rivi also hung a little dreidel charm around his neck, and used variegated yarn for the candles. Thanks, Rivi, for winging it! (Ha!)
Another reason for my crochet jag was that I wanted to put some items in my community gallery's holiday boutique, which opened last night. (If you're in the L.A. area, check out the SPACE in South Pasadena - lots of great presents in different media.) I can't crochet my way to minimum wage this way, but it's a lot of fun to participate. I made a couple of unicorns,
I also made a lot of crocheted swimming pools/desktop relaxation visualization devices, most of which I'll show in another post. Here's just one.
Now I need to stop with the crochet. It's so relaxing and addictive, but having woken up today with a completely numb right arm, I received the universe's message loud and clear: Get back to the quilting already!