“I don’t think crochet is your thing,” my mom said on the phone.
“Why?” I whispered, heartbroken.
“I don’t think your donkey was very successful,” she said.
The “donkey” she thought I’d fucked up was, in fact, this Totoro.
If you’d like to make one of your own, the Ravelry pattern is here.
It will be an appreciated Christmas gift.
Or a confusing gift, if the recipient thinks it’s an ugly donkey.