I can crochet!
October 14th, 2009
I've tried to knit many times, but I get so tense while I'm knitting (is this right?? is it working?) that my stitches get so ridiculously tight I can't shove the damn needle under the yarn. And even if I do loosen up, it takes me forever and I just don't have the patience. I've always wanted to learn to crochet because I know it is faster than knitting and I want to be part of the yarn kids click too. I'm just so nervous when it comes to working with yarn--you can't really half ass it, like you can with sewing. So I checked out Kids Crochet by Kelli Ronci and Lena Corwin because I figured if they can teach kids they can teach me.
It's a beautiful book and the projects are awesome, but I still didn't really get how to crochet. You tube to the rescue! I watched a 3 minute video on single crochet and a few hours later I had a scarf. It helped immensely that the yarn was super bulky and the hook super bulky too (a size P). I was originally going to make the shorter neck wrap on the cover for my daughter, but I enjoyed the actual crocheting so much I just kept going until I used up the whole ball (skein? I know no yarn lingo) and now the scarf is mine. I have plans to make more projects from the book (like all of them) but I need to learn more than just single crochet for that.
Oh, I don't know why I didn't mentioned this sooner (October is flying by!) but I was asked by the lovely ladies of Habit to be a contributor for the month. Habit is a photographic collection of the little bits of life from both Emily and Molly and the women they ask to participate. It's been extremely enjoyable and a good excuse to try to take more--and possibly better--pictures. So go check it out.