Last year I pulled my crochet stuff out and started it up once again. I found a new pattern I loved (a ponytail stocking cap--allows me to wear my hair out, yet keep my head covered) and quickly whipped some up. Then more when friends and family asked for some themselves. I enjoyed exploring the yarn section at Hobby Lobby and Pat Catans. A little too much. Yarn quickly became my new "obsession". LOL. When I was done with the hats and headbands, I tried a girl's dress. It came together rather quickly! And so I discovered I had a good hand for crochet. I could do it fairly quickly and could dissect about any pattern for the more intricate stitches (I have enjoyed the book Simply Sweet Crochet). And I made some money doing it too!
|Messy Bun Hat--for those who like to wear ponytails even in the cold|
This time I didn't put away the crochet stuff.
Over the summer I learned how to whip out washcloths and quickly made them for myself and my boys--enjoying the feel of the various cotton yarns. I made several and learned even more complex stitches thanks to a new book, The Big Book of Dishcloths-crochet.
|My trickiest washcloth! Oy!|
|Basic and simple washcloth|
|Isn't the scallop design lovely?|
I don't know why I feel the need to be able to make a garment. Maybe because it assures me that if times got tough I could keep my family covered in something warm. Who knows?
Next up are throw blankets for my boys so they can finally quit squabbling over couch blankets. I allowed them to pick their own colors (KnitPicks Brava Worsted) and I picked the design. I might start on that sooner than later, if I get bored finishing my sweater. LOL.
|My oldest picked John Deere colors|
|Progress. But a long way to go! LOL|
Stay tuned for more of my crochet adventures. I think I will keep on with this second hobby for awhile. I like the satisfaction it brings AND that I can do it while sitting with the family watching TV or hanging out. I am putting together a GIFT IDEA post for the crochet/knit person in your life too...so stay tuned for that!
You can find me over at Ravelry and can see what projects I am working on. I also make use of Pinterest and have a whole board "Uncomplicated Crochet Projects" that I regularly add to.
DO YOU CROCHET OR KNIT? WHAT ABOUT EMBROIDERY?