So it is official. I have been infected with the flu. Usually I would cheer with utter glee at the prospect of being confined indoors for a few days, but this was one stubborn strain and I was pretty much incapacitated from everything except TV and bed rest. Origami was out of the picture too since my ability to concentrate was pretty much gone.

So I spent the week doing something I haven’t done in years — crochet. I picked up this adorable book, Creepy Cute Crochet, at Barnes and Nobles a while ago, and I hadn’t had the time nor energy to try any of these little Halloween inspired dolls. So J was an awesome boyfriend and went to get me some yarn and I worked diligently on the couch.

Yarn Devil - Amigurumi Crochet

I’m pretty proud of my little “yarn devil”! It didn’t take me too long and while I know my stitching is not perfect, it was an awesome project to just play around with. I needed some help in the beginning, but these tutorials over at KawaiiGurumi invaluable for learning how to make a magic circle and adding/decreasing stitches. Their website ( shows you how versatile amigurumi crocheting can be if you put time into it!

My hope is that I get better and back into my regular routine soon though…