May 26, 2009

Crochet? Anyone?

I learned to knit when I was 5. My grandmother taught me. She said the hardest part about teaching me was that the knitting needles were so long and my hands were so small. Today, there are all sizes of needle lengths for even the smallest of hands. I knitted a few scarfs and afghans, and even learned to crochet while growing up. I haven't done either of these since college. I wish I learned more from my grandmother in this realm. She was the best at all things hand-made. She always inspired me and still does.

I came upon this picture in flickr and then checked out Attic24's blog. I am in love with her afghans. The colors are so beautiful. Bright and bold, just wonderful. It makes me happy just looking at these things!

I'd like to learn how to do "granny squares". Because I could do these on the go. A square here, and there. Also, with the summer months coming they wouldn't be so darn hot to sit under as I crochet. I found a shop here locally that can teach me. Note-to-self: Take crochet lessons this summer.


DiddleDaddleDesigns said...

The pillow is fantastic. I am self taught by a CD rom by Coats and Clark called Crochet Made Easy. It is excellent and I know you would benefit from it. I got mine at Joann's for $3.99. It was worth way more than I paid.


My Perspective said...

DiddleDaddle- I am going to Joann's today! I hope they have this CD so I can purchase it. Thanks so much for the tip!

Adaiha said...

Awesome pillow! I love the colors and the fabric on the back is fabulous. Granny squares are so fun once you get the hang of them. I think what made it finally click for me was this tutorial:

I think it was the pictures that did it for me. If you can make this pillow, you can learn granny squares for sure!!!

My Perspective said...

I am so excited! I've purchased the CD that Diddle suggested, and
checked out the very informative link Adaiha suggested, I am on my way!

Oh, this is so fun!
To be able to learn something new and make something useful! I can't wait to get this granny square afghan done! Woo.....who.....

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