Crocheting for me goes way back to when I was a little girl. I watched my mama crochet as I was growing up and I so wanted to learn as I watched her. So she taught me. As a little girl, having the fine motor skills to make it all come together wasn’t the easiest. And my mama never held a crocheting needle the “correct” way and so I learned it just like she did it. And now for the life of me, I couldn’t hold it the “proper way”. I remember practicing by making chain, after chain, after chain. Boy, was I proud of myself!
I’ve made a few afghans, shawls (back when those were in style), and even a vest. However, it’s been a few years since I’ve picked up a crocheting needle. I did teach Joy to crochet when she was younger, probably about 8 or 9, and it actually came naturally for her to hold the needle the correct way, in spite of me.
And right now in our homeschool group, we have a lady teaching a crocheting co-op class. She said adults were welcome and so I jumped right in. My hope is that I can learn to read a pattern. Everything I’ve ever done has been shown to me by someone, and I have never in my life used a pattern.
On the first day of class, she just got us started on a simple scarf with a double crochet stitch. It didn’t take me long at all to get back in the swing of crocheting and finish this scarf, which Joy has already claimed. She grabbed it and proceeded to model all the ways she could wear it. :)
So I’m back at it. I enjoy this. Crocheting is relaxing to me. It is something I feel comfortable doing. I like the way it feels in my fingers. I love all those beautiful yarn colors. And especially after seeing Sandra’s projects from our Sunporch Chat yesterday (all those vibrant colors), I knew I wanted to get back in the habit of crocheting.
And it's made Joy want to crochet again. She's already started her own scarf project too.
Now knitting…..that’s a whole different story. Using two needles just seems way more complicated!
So what about you……..do you crochet, knit, sew, or stitch? Now, I know there are going to be some of you talented ladies that can do it all and I’m going to feel really inadequate. Lol! Really, I think you’re pretty awesome if you can do it all!
Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day! :)
♥ Tammy ♥