I'm on a mission. I've decided I'm going to make the Fuzzy Alien pictured below if it's the last thing I do!
I sat down the other night with my crochet hook and a ball of yarn, just to practice reading the directions. Well after I discovered I was unable to execute Row 2, because I don't know what the hell I'm doing, I got on the internet and found a treasure trove of information out there, check these out:
Top mention here: Craftster.org. Let's just say, this ain't your grandma's crafting website.
Next: Crochetville.org. Obviously this website focuses on just crocheting, but it is an active site with what appears to be a very knowledgeable base of members.
Ravelry is another absolutely fantastic knitting/crocheting community. I was just reading their latest blog post about an art workshop that takes place in New Hampshire twice a year that sounds absolutely divine, and I'm going to try and make it to the next spring one, but oh, it's going to take a plan and some good old-fashioned dedication!
WooWork.com - this is a wonderful blog with AWESOME pictures of the amigurumi created by Howie Woo. A guy who crochets, and crochets amigurumi is WICKED COOL in my book!!! Plus, he sports an orange mohawk - what's not to love!!!
Craftzine.com found me on Twitter, and although I haven't exhaustively perused their website, just skimming the surface proves this is one to adore.
And of course there are my two favorite yarn-maker brands: Lion Brand Yarn which I discovered first through Christen Haden's book Creepy Cute Crochet, and Lily's Sugar n' Cream. I'm registered on both websites and receive their newsletters.
This is the book that got all this started for me:
I'm not even particularly big on horror movies, which is primarily what the book is based on.
I just want to learn how to make these adorable dolls. In fact, through all this research I've done I've developed quite an appreciation for the craft and the amigurumi genre.