Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Getting in (& out) of a Tangle...

Yesterday evening, I managed to achieve half of a long held ambition. I can sew but I have never been able to knit or crochet.  Emma also wanted to learn to crochet & so an evening was set aside for a crash course...

The brave person who taught us the basics was Notsogranny. Despite my ineptitude with the hook & the wool & the order to do things in & frequent knots & quite a bit of frustration on my part, I did, eventually manage to crochet a 4 sided shape.

This is my very first attempt!


As the evening went on & I had been fortified with wine & Emma's delicious apple cake, I started to get the hang of it & then got a bit carried away...


I have a big bag of inherited wool & numerous crochet hooks. Now that I know what to do with them I shall continue to practise.

If there is anybody in the Cambridge, Suffolk area who wants to learn how to crochet, I can wholeheartedly recommend one very patient teacher!

13 comments:

Mrs. Micawber said...

Woo hoo! Another crocheter is born. A good evening's work. Welcome to the ranks! :)

Not So Granny said...

I am still amazed by how neat your first pieces are. I've never seen a beginner with such consistent tension and you didn't lose any stitches on the ends!
Give me a shout when you need 'dc's and 'tr's demystifying (ie you want to read patterns)

Annie said...

Oh my, you'll be Ripple blanketing before we know it! Well done you :D
I so need to learn to crochet properly, but so far I have managed one large but very wonky granny square. If only I wasn't so far from that lovely teacher of yours.

Scented Sweetpeas said...

You will love it even more when you really get into it. I must dig my hooks out again as they have been put away for far too long :-)

Toffeeapple said...

Well done, I hope that you never stop!

Magic Cochin said...

Looks as if wine and apple cake did the trick!

Nice colour yarn too :-)

Love the rhythm of crochet, very soothing, and the way you can use up all sorts of oddments of yarns. Most thrifty!

Celia

backlanenotebook said...

Very well done. I am keen to learn but it may have to wait until the new year.

Rachel said...

It'll be great to see what you make while you are practising!

Tabiboo said...

You've done ever so well and you kept going. I gave up and then took a whole year to manage the very basics.

It can get very addictive though.

Nina x

Calico Kate said...

Well done you! It is one of my long held ambitions too. I can sew & knit (basic stuff!) but crocheting has me beat. Perhaps this will give me the incentive to really have a go this winter.
CKx

silverpebble said...

Wasn't it fabulous? I'm so thrilled that all the snippets of info I had in my bonce suddenly came together with NotSoGranny's help.

You have made a scarf! Or is it a mug+cake rug?

Thrifty Household said...

It's undecided at the moment...(the jury's out!)

Cheryl@Gingerbread Crafts said...

Welcome to the wonderful world of crochet.

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