I’ve taken a bit of a step outside of the world of machine sewing and decided to dip my toe in to the world of crochet. There are three reasons for this:
1. I’ve tried knitting and I just cannot get my head around it.
2.I wanted a craft to do in front of the TV so I wasn’t always hiding away in my sewing room and leaving the hubby on his own.
3. It’s just good to expand horizons and learn new skills.
So, a lady at work, who is very kind, said that she would teach me. She’s been absolutely brilliant. She sent me links to what I would need, picked me up some wool and even used some of her own to start me off. She taught me some basics first and had me making a square so I could learn the stitches and practise my tension. I’m not sure why but it has come so naturally to me. I picked up what I was supposed to be doing almost instantly and was soon eager to starts a big project. I’ve had a bit of a play around with some baby clothes and then I pretty much jumped straight to the Virus Shawl, for which I followed this tutorial which made it super, clear and easy. Thank God for YouTube!
Anyway, I hate the name but love the pattern. I made one for my Mum for Christmas, which I forgot to photograph and then I decided to make one for myself.
As I have my resolution not to buy any more fabric, I decided to treat myself to some Variegated yarn when my Mum took me to the Creative Craft Show a few weeks a go. It’s beautiful and is made up of lime greens, dark green and reds with a dash of blue. I got started straight away and I’ve picked it up as often as I can. The good thing I find about crochet is that it comes together really quickly. Now I have mastered it, I have managed to do this one in about 4 weeks by doing a little bit each night in front of the TV.
It used 4 balls and is perfect for using as a scarf to brighten up my black coat. It was just in time for the appropriately named storm Emma we have had in the UK.