I am constantly riding around in the car with body parts. Sounds like the beginning of a murder mystery, right? Crocheting is one of my craft hobbies that I can do while riding in the car, and with six grandkids, this is about the only time I have to work on the stuffed animals they like. It benefits my husband, too. If I’m crocheting while he’s driving, I’m focused on that and not telling him how to drive.

I’ve included photos of the last few projects I’ve done. The up side about these body parts is that I’m eventually going to put them together, so they start out dismembered and by the time I finish my project, I guess you could call me the crochet veterinarian, putting the animals together again to make them whole and ready for some grandkid love and hugs.

“Make gifts meaningful by putting the time in creating them, whether baking and cooking, or in making arts and craft. It will all have more meaning for the giver and receiver.” Lidia Bastianich