Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Confession Time

I became a hooker this week. 
 
 I know many of you are thinking "Really, at your age?" but yes, I've learned how to crochet!
 
Several years ago I saw this crocheted afghan and feel in love.
 
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This afghan is the brainchild of Lucy from the blog Attic24 and was posted back in 2008.
 
It was made using Rowan Handknit Cotton,
 
I am a knitter and my minimal crochet skills involve provisional cast on and placing beads on my knitwear with a crochet hook so I avoided this pattern.
 
Last year when Filati's, the yarn shop I had been working at, began their going out of business sale I thought why not buy the yarn now.  So back in August 2012 I guesstimated how much yarn I would need for this project. 
 
 
 And added it to my stash.
 
Saturday I took a crochet class for knitters.  Honestly it didn't really matter if we were knitters or not we still all needed to learn the basics of crochet and how to create the stitches and read a pattern.
 
After some fumbling and questioning and four hours later I felt rather confident in my skills as a hooker.
 
I came home and started on my afghan.
 
 
I'm really liking how it is progressing.

 
This should keep me off the streets for a while.
I'm sure a lot of you are thinking "Thank goodness".


3 comments:

  1. I started out as a hooker. :-)

    I can see why you fell in love with that pattern. You chose really nice colors too!

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