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Malfoy Manor's Albino Peacock

Last week I crocheted this albino peacock, modeled after the one featured in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.  The Malfoy Manor has them wandering around the grounds... how cool would that be?  Anyway, this was for a Potterwatch challenge.
I'm really happy with how he turned out.  I do not like to knit small toys or small objects that have tiny, intricate parts.  I have knit a few toys before, but I just hated it.  Anything that fussy rubs me the wrong way.  Interestingly enough, though, I totally love crocheting toys and small objects!  It doesn't irritate me at all.  What can I say, I'm a complicated person!  ;)

Anyway, having said that, I've only been crocheting for a few years and would still consider myself a novice.  Some of the toys I made in the past were... well, less than perfect.  I attribute that to crafty laziness.  It is not a quality that I have an abundance of, but every once in awhile that Leo laziness rears its ugly head in my crafting life and urges me to cut corners and take the easy way out.

Thing is, when it comes to crafting, the easy way out often equals a less-than-stellar project.  I fear that has been the case with some of my past crocheted creations.  This time, however, I really wanted it to turn out GREAT.  I worked hard on tension, accuracy, and if I made a mistake, I ripped it back and tried again.  I wanted this thing to look awesome, and it does! 

No matter how long I've been crafting, I learn something new with each project.  With this project, I learned that it pays off to be precise.  Not overbearing or obsessive-compulsive... just precise.  Accurate.  On-the-mark.  It pays off to do a good job and be proud of your work!

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