Archive for September 10th, 2015

Learning To Crochet

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

I’ve always wanted to learn to crochet. I’ve tried a couple of times in the past but quickly got confused and frustrated. I had a friend staying in August and she patiently explained the basics to me.  I found it hard to get coordinated but with my friend’s help, instruction books, and youtube videos, I have managed to learn a number of stitches.

Today I finished my first hat.  I’m impressed by how fast crocheting is, as I started the hat yesterday evening.  I’m also surprised at how well it looks.  At lot of my early knitting attempts were rather ugly but this hat is actually wearable and it would be hard to look at it and know that it was hand made.  I only have a tiny picture as I couldn’t quite work out how to take a picture of something I was wearing on my head.

New Hat

New Hat

One of my favourite things about knitting and crochet is that you can do them while watching a movie or a T.V. show. I did need to concentrate on the pattern for part of time so Marty decided he would play Splatoon, which is a bizarre ink shooting game.  He claimed he was learning new skills too and that he would be prepared for the zombie squid apocalypse should it ever arrive. I think my new skills are better since I’m fairly surely that winter will actually arrive.