Wednesday, January 18, 2012

A new hobby, perhaps?

A couple of days ago I went over to my Grandma's so she could teach me how to crochet.  The only thing I knew about crocheting is that it uses only one needle, whereas knitting uses two.  I was handed a cute little needle with a hook on the end and told how to begin.

I can definitely tell this is going to be a slow process - bummer.  I was hoping to be able to catch on quickly and be making sweaters by next week.  Not really, but I was hoping I would be able to get a little farther than what I have.  I can make a chain with a second row on it and that's about it.  Fail.

I will have to go back in a couple days and try again.  It doesn't help that I have absolutely no patience for anything, so that's going against me.  Grandma sent me home with a book, so I may take a look at that to see if I can get any further.  In the meantime I will just sit and stew about it :p

A scarf I would love to be able to make in the future; my chain and me; my chain and needle; a basket full of scarves that my Grandma has made for me.

There are a lot of cute things that can be made from crocheting and I really hope that I can figure this out!  It's frustrating to say the least, but I know it takes time and I will have to learn to be more patient with it.

Do any of you crochet or knit?  Was it hard for you to learn?


Anna said...

Good luck with crochet! I learned to knit over my Christmas break and really enjoyed it!


Trish said...

My Step-Mom taught me to crochet some years ago and I could make the longest chain you've ever seen! Good Luck! I can't wait to the fabulous scarf you make :)

- Lesley said...

Thank you! I hope I am whipping out scarves and dishcloths in no time (: