One of my goals for this month was to learn a new crafty skill. When I put that out there for the world to see, I had no idea what it was that I wanted to learn, just that I wanted to learn something.
I thought about it for a while, and then went to Spotlight for inspiration.
I came away with wool. I came away with wool because I saw this soft, dusky blue and had to have it in my life.
I wondered about learning to knit. Actually, re-learning to knit. Or – learning to knit things other than button holes, which I mastered very early on in my knitting career. My mum is a knitter, and I knew she’d be more than willing to teach me the ins and outs.
Only problem was that she and dad had taken themselves off to Perth for a couple of weeks, meaning I’d have to wait.
And I wanted to learn now.
Then I remembered reading this post, and I decided that what I really needed to buy was…
I’ve been unleashing my inner-Nana and teaching myself to crochet.
The internet is full of all sorts of fabulous tutorials and ideas, and I was lucky enough to find a book at the library that had very clear pictures of the stitches and where the hook was meant to be each time.
My tension is a bit off, I keep adding stitches so my work is curling, and I’ve started and re-started a gazillion times, but I’m slowly getting the hang of it.
And it’s relaxing and soothing and I love it!