Crochet redux: Managing time

Note to my reader: this post was first published on May 30, 2011, under the title “Managing time.”

Usually when I arrive to late to an appointment, it is because of circumstances beyond my control and which I could not reasonably be expected to anticipate, like when traffic slows to a crawl because a car has just caught fire on the side of the freeway.

But when it comes to crochet projects, I almost never correctly estimate the amount of time I will need to complete a project, and I when I am in error, I always need more time.

Such is the case with the lemur I am currently working on.

The last time I wrote about this lemur redux, I had finished all of the pieces:

The crochet pieces of an amigurumi lemur ready to be assembled
The crochet lemur ready for assembly

Today, I took those pieces and began the process of assembling them.

I started by putting mini-pony beads in the body to weight the bottom of the finished lemur and make it easier for the lemur to sit up without the weight of the tail pulling it back. Here is a view from the top:

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Top view of the body of the lemur with mini pony beads weighting the bottom

and here is a view from the side:

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Side view of the body of the future lemur

After I had gotten the body prepared for stuffing, I then began work on the head. After 10 minutes spent tracking down the eyes and nose, I was able to get to work.

Half-an-hour and a half dozen trips up and down the stairs later, I had attached the nose, both eyes, tacked down the crochet circles around the eyes, stuffed the head, and sewed up the back:

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The head of the crochet lemur complete save for one ear

When I set out put this together, I had the fanciful notion that I would have it done in an hour’s time. Needless to say, my hours need another 60 to 90 minutes added to them if that is to be the case, but tomorrow is a new day, and maybe, just maybe, I can put this project to bed.


2 thoughts on “Crochet redux: Managing time

  1. Love your lemur – his eyes are wonderfully life-like! Hope to see a pic of him once he’s fully assembled. Hope you got my email about requesting permission to use a couple of your pics (attributed obviously). Do let me know if that would be OK. Hope the Granny Squares are growing nicely! Elizabeth x

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