Thursday, May 17, 2012

You are Never to Old to Learn



You are about to learn more about me than you may want to.
That's fair warning .

First of all ,
I get on these kicks of wanting to learn something new
 ( or old as the case may be ),
then I go all gung - ho .

Well...
this is one of those gung- ho times.
 Last year it was embroidery.
I took a class ,
bought patterns and thread .
And made several projects.
That was it.
Haven't picked it up since last fall.

Let me back track a little...
I have a serious thing for scarves.
LOVE them .
This winter , I got to thinking , I should learn to crochet.
My Mom has always been a crocheter ( I think she knitted some too, but mostly crochet )
She makes beautiful doilies .
That's not what I wanted to do.
I wanted to make scarves.
And baby hats .
With these new babies we are having (clarification , my NIECES are having ) I wanted to be able to crochet them things, hats , blankets , booties .....

Soooo....
I jumped in with both feet.
You would think I would ask my mom to teach me right ?
Wrong.

I GOOGLED IT !
Which took me to YouTube ,
and they taught me .

I started my first scarf on our trip to New Orleans.
It was hideous !
I called it my Dr.Seuss scarf.
It was all crooky and wonky.
Cause I didn't think it was important to count stitches.
Wrong again.

Then I decide to try to crochet a Peep .
You know the marshmallow /sugar candy you get at Easter.
I thought I would put them in the little kids Easter baskets.
Nope...
I'm not even going to tell you what Mother thought it was ....
If you know her, you'll know it was interesting.

On to my first "baby " hat ...
Le's just say , something went wrong.
Horribly wrong.
I don't even know adults with heads this big !
Again with the stitch counting.


I talked the girls into modeling for me :)


It's so big , they could both get their heads in !
Geez....

Sooo....
I tried again.

This time it was Addie size at least !
But a little weird .
So then ,
 I watched a YouTube video to learn to make a crochet flower.
They actually looked like they were supposed too !
YAH!

Next project ...
Another scarf.
This one was called a Ruffled Scarf.
Guess what ,
IT TURNED OUT !
well...kinda...


I had gotten some yarn from the thrift store to practice with.
However , half way through the ball changed to a different shade of green !
When all was said and done ,
this scarf had 4 different shades of green.
I'm calling it my St, Patrick's Day scarf .

I think my models are much prettier that my projects !

Sarah wasn't happy about having to wear the ugliest.
But she was a good sport !


Still learning...
But at least I'm making progress !

Thank God for YouTube and Google !
true that !



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9 comments:

  1. Welcome to the fun world of crochet. Now you will be stalking yarn shops wherever you go, there are some great yarns out there.

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  2. I still haven't been able to crochet! I feel like I have 2 left hands! My mother-in-law finally gave up trying to teach me! Looks like you got it figured out thought! Love the little hat with the flower the most!

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  3. Definitely making progress - good for you. Love that little flower. Thanks for sharing at our party this week.

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  4. I love this post. Both for sharing the things that didn't go quite right and for showing just one more reaosn Google is a-freaking-mazing. I would love it if you would share on my linky party Tout It Tuesday. http://www.claimingourspace.com/2012/05/tout-it-tuesday-7.html

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  5. aww darling pictures! found you via the blog hop xo

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