Hello and thanks for visiting my blog. I have been knitting on and off for 50 years and I recently learned to crochet. I love looking for wool bargains and making them into something useful. I mainly knit for charity. I occasionally knit for myself and family members if I find a really good pattern or if they ask nicely!!
Friday, 25 January 2013
My first crochet scarf......
I am ridiculously pleased with my first ever crochet scarf. I have wanted to learn to crochet since my school days when I used to watch the other girls making hair nets for their buns which were very fashionable then. The women in my family were great knitters and I soon learned that skill. But nobody knew how to crochet. I felt a bit hard done by, but life moved on and I forgot about it.
Last year I suddenly found myself with time on my hands and picked up a crochet hook again. Progress was extremely slow. But I was determined to learn. I even went on a 2 hour course at my local wool shop which was a waste of time as there were 6 of us and the tutor was also serving customers as they came in. So I concentrated on reading books and online articles about crochet. I could see all the lovely work that other crafters do and wanted to be like them. When I set my mind to something, I usually do it....eventually.
Then I saw this free ribbed scarf pattern advertised. I spent ages reading the pattern and the forum comments and then crocheted a couple of small samples until I was satisfied that I could do it.
This week I was virtually snowed in and spent 3 days slowly following the pattern. I can thoroughly recommend it to crocheters of all abilities. I have now started a stripy one to use up various oddments and I am already thinking about the next scarf. I sense the beginnings of an addiction. But that's OK because all these scarves will be destined for a charity somewhere.