I love learning new crochet projects to make! I also love that each one I make teaches me at least one new lesson because something didn't come out as nice as I liked or it doesn't look right, or I made a mistake. This makes for much better finished products and each one I make is closer to perfection!
For example my Foximilian project... With my first fox (and first ever amigurumi) I learned that I liked making it (important!), I can finally trust myself to follow a written pattern and adapt it to my own specifications without relying on a youtube video to teach me how, and that you truly need to count your stitches well for it to turn out how you want it. With my second fox, I learned that you can't just change the hook to make your project a little bigger, it just doesn't turn out the way you were hoping for. I also figured out a better way to make the elusive "magic ring" and a much nicer looking way to sew all the pieces together when you are done crocheting. My next fox (already started) is going to be really amazing, and my kids are enjoying the ones that aren't to my liking yet!
I am just so excited about amigurumi projects, they are so much fun, don't take too long, and there are a million different projects that you can adapt to make them your own style. I will share my patterns when I get them all just right!
And I found my next project in amigurumi... MONSTERS!!!