Over the past week I have been practising my crochet again. My sister gave me a lovely Amigurumi japanese crochet book for my birthday a couple of years ago. It's been on my to-do list for ages, but when two families I know both had their third babies on the same weekend, then it spurred me forward to have a go. I was pleasantly surprised as the patterns were written in a way I haven't seen before, but they were very easy to follow, even for a novice like me. I finished the first bear in two days.