I think the owl mittens Kelly sent me must have contained a little sprinkle of Yarn Magic! I've been determined to get my head around crochet, I've been bitten by the bug!
The picture above is some little flowers I've had a go at. There's a tutorial over on Eleanor's blog. Some, sorry, lots of improvement needed, but I've started.......so I'll finish!
In the summer I brought this little suitcase packed full of this goodness.....
All for £3.50.....bargain, and perfect for practising my new....addiction?!
Some things i have tried this week went very wrong!
Oh dear! That went very wrong! I WILL make one of Jane's lovely Christmas garlands.....but it might have to be next year now!
You see, I can't actually 'see' the stitches at the moment, I'm not really sure where the hook should go, so when the instructions say, 'third chain along' I can't really see where the third chain is.....I'm 'ad libbing' crochet, not the best way, but my way, at the moment anyway!
I thought I was doing very well here, until I realised I hadn't counted the right number of stitches!
I'm finding it very difficult to remember how many stitches I've done! My family are getting really irritated with me counting out loud to myself, so I'm going to have to find a way of counting the stitches.
I was going to write them down, but how do I do this? I'm sat there, hook and yarn (I love that word, have I told you?) in hand, iPad (for You Tube support) and book balanced on knee, I'm not sure how I would manage pencil and notebook too!
I'm also very anti-social at the moment, refusing to talk to anyone in case I lose count......please tell me this will pass, I don't want to be anti-social!
And as for the tension, there's lots of that, but not in how I'm holding the yarn!
This is my latest try, I'm happy with this, for now anyway!
I've followed a tutorial on Lucy's blog, which has been really useful!
So there you have it, the beginnings of a new addiction for me, any tips would be gratefully received! Oh, and when does your hand stop cramping up?!
It been really frosty here this week, those mittens from Kelly are coming in very useful!
I woke up this morning to very sad news. Those poor, poor children and families caught up in the awful carnage in Newton Connecticut. My heart goes out to that Community, words cannot express the devastation. They are in my heart and thoughts.
Ada :) x