This weekend I've been crocheting Nelson, a cute owl amigurumi designed by Stacey Trock that I am working on through a Craftsy workshop. Here is what I have so far....
That's his body and the start of his head. I've still got quite a way to go, which is unfortunate because I am developing an ouchie crochet-induced blister on my finger. Observe:
Does this happen to anyone else? Any tips to avoid it? I'm pretty sure it means that I'm working too tightly, but I don't really know how to loosen up... that's just how I hold the hook. I think it is particularly bad with this project because I am using a hook size that is probably a little too small for the project, which means I'm just holding it even tighter. I accidentally grabbed a g hook instead of the h hook that I usually use for amigurumi. By the time I realized I had the wrong hook, I was already like 8 rows into the project so I just decided to go with it.
Anyway, I'd really love to keep working on this little guy, but I think I may have to give my finger a rest. Poor me.