Crochet never really inspired me. I wasn’t sure if I would actually like holding the yarn in my left hand or be skilled enough to do that “hands flying all over the shop” thing that crocheters do so well. Then I edged a little closer: I bought hooks back in September but they’re always handy for knitting so I wasn’t remotely motivated to use them for anything else. After a lil lesson from Mum, I started to get it so I made a New Year’s resolution to learn to crochet. After some some basic learning and some serious you-tubing with my favourite go-to person for all things yarny, Staci Perry, I think I might just have it:
My first granny square! I must say though, I hate the name – it totally goes against my campaign for making crafts sound more trendy! I said I wanted it to be “hip” not “hip replacement” … Maybe I can suggest calling them “yummy-mummy squares”?!
So, at Lisa’s request, I’m making a crocheted blanket for her play corner and she’s chosen the colours. She is very active in helping me “de-stash” as it’s getting a little out of hand! Everytime I discover a new wool shop or haberdashery, I feel compelled to buy something. I’m all for helping the local economy and all but not to the extent where we need a bigger house!
So, there we have it, I’ve crossed over to the dark side and I’m hooked (I’m sorry …!) I also think it’s the first New Year’s resolution I’ve actually seen through – unless “eat chocolate every day this year” counts as a resolution … pretty sure it doesn’t but maybe if it did, resolutions would enjoy a better success rate! Anyway, I’m feeling slightly smug about achieving something by the first of Feb!