Sunday, April 26, 2009
I have been sewing since I was seven and knitting shortly there after. I have felted and woven fabric, …But my Achilles heal of textile crafts has always been crochet. About 10 years ago I have taken lessons the older lady @ Michaels and she told me you are a knitter. “You work too tight, I have had 13 years that have learned faster than you”. Depress I left feeling like a failure. Fast forward 6 years… friend tried to show me to crochet I made a lopsided granny square…I put it down and never picked up. Truly fed up with the lack of progress… I chalked up to the fact I will never get crochet and it is the one textile craft I will never learn. Hopeless I gave up my quest to conquer crochet.
But about 2 months ago, the preteen Knit group I teach at the church, started making a blanket for the Pastor at our church who was having a baby. The 4 girls started knitting squares, for several of the girls they never finished a project. The girls all finished there squares, so I had to hold up on my end and put the square together for a blanket, The dreaded crochet.
I went to a good friend I knit with Knitting Zeal. She showed me how to crochet all the edges and attached them together. Then another friend showed me how to add a lace border. I was thrilled it was fun and quickly. The blanket turned out lovely my edging was a great touch to the girls wonderful work. The blanket is sure to be treasured by the baby and his family for years to come.
This past week I fingered out how to crochet flowers which are the perfect touch to a sweater I am making for my DD. In the next few weeks I am starting a completely crochet blanket. I have conquered crochet and I love it!!! YAY.