For crafters with sons, Star Wars is one of the only enduring themes of childhood. Trains and teddy bears come and go, followed by lions and trucks, and finally Pokemon fades into the past...finally, only Star Wars remains. For many, love of Star Wars lasts well into adulthood...so take heart, your hours of sacrifice for the coveted Star Wars knit item may last a lifetime and become a family heirloom. I learned to knit in order to create the Star Wars sweater my eldest son (age 5 at the time) asked for...an impressive FIRST project, to be sure, but nothing motivates like the heart and the spirit of giving [See my blog entry on Star Wars Sweater from 2008]. A recent scan of the webosphere brought these impressive crochet feats to my attention and reinforced my belief that passion for any subject can inspire greatness:
1. These crochet amigurami Star Wars figures AND their patterns are for sale on Etsy in a shop called Lucy Ravenscar.
2. These masterworks are by a crochet artist in Athens, Ohio. She reports having crocheted for only ONE YEAR. She is a student at Ohio University studying Historical Costuming and American History with a minor in Piano and goes by the name of guh-nome on Ravelry. Clearly, the force is with her. Craft on, padawan!