Creepy Cool Crochet at Rock & Shop Durham

On Saturday, Rico and I had a blast at the Rock & Shop in Durham. It was held at Full Steam Brewery and Motorco -- both super cool Durham venues.

I was so impressed by the crafters who were selling their wares.  I was particularly taken by the fabulous crochet amigurumi of NeedleNoodles and the work of Christen Hayden.

Take a look at my new monkey!

I'm calling him El Jefe.  Isn't he adorable?  Here he is hanging out in my cube at work, cheering me up with his playful soul.

I've always wished I could crochet.  It is just one of those things that I haven't taken the time to learn with any confidence, which is weird, because I adore amigurumi.  But alas, I haven't gotten around to it.

Christen Hayden is the author of the amazing book Creepy Cute Crochet: Zombies, Ninjas, Robots and More!

I really need to finally learn to crochet.  Her designs are so imaginative and playful.  I want to make my creatures in crochet, too.

Check out her flickr stream here.