The Joy of Crochet

In today’s world of crochet, crocheters seem to follow one of two impulses: one is to try to prove that crochet is as good as knitting; the second is to embrace crochet in all it’s granny square goodness and glory.

I fall into the second camp because I know that just as there are some things that are better when knitted, there are just as many things that are better when crocheted, and I’d like to take a look at one that I stumbled across this week.

The crochet project I came across this week that caught my attention and nearly made me drop the project I am currently trying to finish in order to make the new one I had found is this:

A crochet bento box that embodies the joy of crochet
A crochet bento box that embodies the joy of crochet

The Happy Bento Lunch Caddy.

This project caught the eye and esprit of my inner 9-year-old, and she is still peeved I did not drop everything to make her one. How, she wants to know, is she supposed to eat lunch without one? This is exactly the kind of thing that would have made me look forward to lunch at school every day, and I would have wanted to use it at home.

No doubt I would have insisted on packing my lunch even when I was home.

According to wikipedia, Bento “is a single-portion takeout or home-packed meal common in Japanese cuisine.”

Based on the pictures that accompany the article, I would describe it as food arranged so prettily, one would be hard-pressed to stop admiring it long enough to eat it; however, that doesn’t stop me from wanting a Happy Bento Lunch Caddy of my very own.