Saturday, January 9, 2010

January 9, 2010

Hello there...didn't want you to think I'd forgotten you! I've been working away in the studio this week and have a couple of very sweet Valentine dolls that I hope to share with you Sunday evening on Ebay.

Thanks to a good friend of mine, I learned how to crochet this winter. My friend Aimee came over one day and said "We're going to learn to crochet!" and just like that I had a book "I Taught Myself to Crochet" complete with hooks and instructions. We got busy learning some granny squares first. I have to tell you, the first challenge was learning to read a crochet pattern! Have you ever tried to do this? It was like learning another language. After a lot of trial and error, some Googling and some friendly advice from an experience crocheter, we figured it out. Then we found all these great free patterns on the yarn websites...what a treasure! Aimee and I both started out with the ambitious goal of making an afghan and I'm happy to report we have both made several afghans now. My children all received handmade afghans for their dorms and apartments as part of their Christmas gifts this year. I've also delved into the patterns for slippers and have made several pair for family and friends. Working in 3-d was another whole ballgame, but I worked through it. (I have a couple of 'reject' pair that I kept for myself. lol) Maybe knitting will be next on the creativity agenda?! paint is dry so it's time to get back to work...until tomorrow...Wishing you many blessings, Susan

1 comment:

Snugglebug Blessings said...

Ok it must be the freezing very cold winter that is got everybody knitting and crocheting. I keep reading blogs where everybody is doing it. I'm to handicapped to crochet/knit so I will pass that torch onto you and all the other gals who are knitting away. Hope you can get a pic posted of one of your new crochet creations. Stay warm. God bless. Cathy