Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Another Knotch on My Craft Belt!

Today I learned how to crochet!

I was inspired by this:

(photo from ohdeedoh.com)

isn't it absolutely gorgeous?!!!

I found this two days ago. And I stared at it for an hour.
(ok, not really an hour, but a long time. Just soaking up the prettiness.)

So, this morning while out running errands, we stopped at the storage unit (where all things wonderful are kept: movies, toys, craft materials, etc) to pick up my never-been-used crochet hooks.

They were easily accessible. Whew!

And I knew I had some yarn (albeit ugly yarn) in the garage.

As time allowed, I followed this easy to understand and completely wonderful
Summer Garden Granny Square tutorial.
(run, do not walk, to Lucy's site: Attic24. You'll be happy you did!)

and I ended up with this:

I think it's rather lovely.
(sorry for the poor lighting, but I couldn't wait for natural light to share it!)

But don't look closely - there are many errors! However, I'm still pretty proud of it as it's the first thing I've ever crocheted!
(Excluding long chains when I was little. I didn't have the patience then to learn anything else. And yes, I have the patience now - Seth.)

As in my inspiration afghan, I plan to make my borders white or cream.

And I've already promised Seth that I will not, I repeat NOT, jump two feet in with this project. (as I have a tenancy to do)
I'm hoping to have it finished by the end of the year.

(...rest assured, you'll see updates. ooooh yes, you'll see updates!)


  1. Shoot...very good for a first timer!! Looks great!

  2. Wow that is awesome!

  3. I am really impressed! Can't wait to see more!

  4. I am impressed. You did a great job! Very proud of you. Cannot wait to see the updates. I am sure they will be great!!

    I have been putting off learning to knit. I think I will make it a point to do so soon. :)

  5. love that blanket, love the attic24 blog, can't wait to see the progress!


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