Well, a month ago, I picked up a crochet hook for the first time in my life, as I prepared to make decorations for our wedding later this year.
As we know, the initial teddy bear attempt wasn’t great!
However, I wasn’t put off and rather than just keep practicing, I jumped straight in at the deep end and got on with dragons! I did inspire myself with some shiny new tools.
I’m pleased to say, they’re turning out pretty well and I’ve already made three!
You can pick up varying crochet hooks online relatively cheap
I’ve decided it’s time for me to learn a new skill and hobby – crocheting.
My great-aunt used to be a dab hand at crochet and made all kinds of things when I was little. Unfortunately, I was only 8 when she died and hadn’t shown any interest in learning before she passed away.
I’ve been trying to learn for a week now. And whilst I’ve had a few mishaps along the way…
….I seem to be able to follow a basic pattern for bunting and hearts.
Now, I’m trying to get my head around crocheting in the round, but that’s proving a little more tricky.
I have my sights set on a much bigger project, which I’m hoping I can complete for our wedding later this year.
To help me practice, I’m going to head back to the shop later to get some different sized hooks and yarn, along with a stitch marker and row counter. If only Auntie Babs could see me now – I’d like to think she’d be pleased that I’m following in her footsteps a little bit.