Saturday, January 26, 2013

Crochet: "a new domestic skill."

So, I've started a new hobby, or as my friend Jeni calls it, a new domestic skill. 

I actually learned to crochet as a teen, somewhere around the 12 - 14 year mark in my life, and crocheted a bunch of granny squares.  Then I put them in a box and gave them to my granny for Christmas, of course.  And haven't given it much thought for 20+ years.  But enjoying craft blogs as I do, I've been thinking about it, and every now and then I have had the opportunity to use this skill, if only I had it.  As an adult, I could crochet a chain, if necessary, but that's about it.  Until today!  Today, I learned single crochet, double crochet, and half-double crochet.  Jeni and I are taking the Beginning Crochet class at our LYS, and I picked some crazy colors that I would never normally choose, just for fun.  If there are errors in my work, I'm blissfully unaware.  I've got a handful of patterns bookmarked for future projects.  I'll let you know how it goes!

This is my "something new" photo for the 113 in 2013 list. 

113in2013 #74 something new


Judy said...

Cool. I love that you young women are trying all these crafts and enjoying them!

Miss Jean said...

I learned to crochet years ago and have been wanting to take it up again. It would be great to have something portable to take with me to appointments, etc.. I'm going to take a class and found a wonderful blog that has great videos.

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, looks beautiful. All you have to do is go to pinterest and you'll have enough crochet projects to last way more than a lifetime!