and I’m completely thrilled about it! I have wanted to learn how to crochet for a long time. When I was younger I learned how to knit from my Grandma Galli, my adopted Italian Grandma. Nothing fancy, but I learned how to knit and purl. I’ve always thought that was fun, but hadn’t really pursued it. about a year or so ago I fell completely in love with those crocheted little flowers. You see them everywhere, but I wanted to learn how to make them. I tried asking 3 different people who knew how to crochet, but their skilled fingers were just too fast for my untrained eyes. I tried buying a few teach yourself to crochet books, but those were difficult for me to follow, so I gave up. until last week. My girlfriend KJ posted a link to some crocheted flower patterns and I thought, those would be cool to make, too bad I don’t know how to crochet. (bang head again) then I also started reading this incredible blog the purl bee and I came across this beauty. I fell in love with that scarf. in all it’s golden yellow happiness. sigh. if only I knew how to crochet. I looked at youtube and lo and behold. the perfect crochet teacher for me. a video tutorial for each and every crochet stitch I’ll ever need to know. If you want to learn how to crochet, give this lady a chance. You can watch it as many times as you need and she does regular speed and slow mo. I love it. so I have learned a few stitches and I gave it a try. and guess what? I made my first crochet-flower, ever. She’s not perfect, but I love her anyway! I’m working on counting my stitches more accurately.
and of course I had to try my hand at the scarf right? since I live in Hawaii and it was 93 degrees the other day, right? I know, my head doesn’t always work logically. I really wanted to order the yarn in the demo project, but OUCH! it’s silk. and $29 a bunch or roll or ball or whatever you call a bunch of yarn. and it takes 3 colors. I thought it best not to spend $90 for my first project. instead I’m working a cheaper practice one. I’m in the third row so far.
and lastly, i ordered some goodies last week or so and they came in. I’ve been coveting it for a while… baker’s twine. I tried to buy it locally, but no luck finding it here, so I ordered. look at the pretty colors. it makes me happy. I just want to tie lengths on my wrist. is it silly? probably. but I don’t care! blame it on maria. i too love brown paper packages tied up in string. hee hee!
I bundled these up to send to my mother in law and I also packaged some up for my RAK winners. I also got some fancy crochet pins. ahhh, the pretties make me smile.
I hope you’re doing well. We’re ending up our school year tomorrow. I have to make some cards to thank our teachers (again) this time personally from our family..> We really lucked out with teachers that nurture and lead our boys, and for that we are thankful.
Love Love and Blog you later,
Joscie, rhymes with Bossy!
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