Thursday, November 19, 2009

Well, I never got the basement cleaned and organized (which probably shouldn't be a surprise to anyone) but I did make some progress in other areas. After studying various youtube videos last night, I made my first attempt at crochet. Are you ready for this? It's going to knock your socks off!Impressive, huh? Not sure why my stitch count seemed to be decreasing with each row, but it doesn't matter anyway, because I today I started another piece and apparently I corrected whatever I was doing wrong the first time. I know it's hard to believe I could create anything that would surpass my original work, but here you go:After that I was feeling confident enough to attempt a granny square. You might notice that there is absolutely nothing "square" about this at all, but don't let that bother you because I think I've figured out what I was doing wrong.Today I also managed to drag out and work on an old unfinished project,
as well as something new.Be ready for more crochet excitement to come soon! (And if you're asking yourself if crochet and excitement belong in the same sentence together, just wait!)

7 comments:

sue said...

We must be on the same wavelength today. I just received my new book for crocheting visually and I have actually managed to learn how to do double crochet and slip stitch. I do find though that I have to use my eyes more than for knitting where I can just knit along and not look.

Abbie said...

I'm on the edge of my seat!

Seriously, I like those blankets a lot. It will be a good skill to learn!

Mom said...

It's nice to see you posting about your creative projects again!

Nicki said...

You are too funny. And your work is, um, impressive!

Vegan Knitting said...

I'm hoping to conquer crochet one day. One day... I can't wait to see what you make!

Hamons said...

You are too funny! I'm quite impressed you could learn to crochet from youtube. Traditional craft meets technology, huh?

Shawn said...

ack you're crocheting!!!!! awesome! I love to crochet, we need to get together and let the kiddos play if it ever warms up :(