A couple weeks ago, I was pretty stressed out. Chainmaille wasn't cutting it anymore in terms of distracting me from stressful things, so I decided to teach myself crochet. And let me tell you, I love it! Crochet is one of those things that I just couldn't do for a long time--it made no sense. But now I've found a love for making knots with a hook.
I even made a hat! Yes, that is an octopus. I crocheted that too. (It's detachable.)
So, in between working on the chainmaille wedding dress and inventory for my last show of the summer, I've started crocheting. Clean up for a ball of yarn falling on the floor is a lot easier than picking up a spilled bag of rings. For that alone, it's the best craft to travel with.
I'll be posting more crochet instructions in the near future, but here's the one that helped me get started: