And away we go with today's topic.
I am a crocheter, I think I can crochet pretty much anything I set my mind too. The only thing is I like simple, so I don't really challenge myself all that much. I learned to crochet from a babysitting when I was 11 and as I got a bit older branched out to my first baby blanket. Don't recall with I chose this pattern to do and since I still have the blanket to this day, I know I didn't make it for anybody, but I did learn from this. I learned how important it is to count your stitches!! The sides are quite interesting needless to say!
Now when I was taking a crafting class in high school, my teacher let me choose my own project and I again chose a ripple. I picked out a rainbow of yarns (literally a rainbow, this was 1979 after all) and counted ever single stitch is that blanket, without fail! I worked on this for a while, but it really was a huge monster and I think I ran out of yarn at one point. Anyway when my oldest son was born in 1989 I found it again and gave it a much quicker finish then I had originally intended for it and was able to use it for his twin race car bed! It's still being used today, I pulled it off the couch for the picture taking in fact. It's a great watching TV blanket. So I definitely improved my skills with this blanket.
|Max checked out what I'm doing|
|Would have been ginormuous had I completed it!|
I have also read so many new blogs this past week and have really enjoyed seeing everyone's work! I am in a serious need to learn knitting, I really want to make socks!
So there it is, out there in the universe, clothing items and knitting....the things I shall be learning! Now I better get this striped scarf done for Katlyn so I can get to learning!
More blog reading on today's topic can be found by typing in the code 3KCBWDAY6 onto Google.
Listening to: (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction by The Rolling Stones