Saturday, 28 March 2009
Friday, 27 March 2009
Saturday, 21 March 2009
Thursday, 5 March 2009
I have crochet envy
Can you believe that this was made by an 86 year old lady who suffers terribly with arthritis!Apparently crocheting actually helps her joints. So with any luck her making this for me has made her feel alot better!
I've had a visit from my mum aswell today and she has taught me something new
Better than a triangle isn't it! The only thing is that my mum started it off and I continued it once she showed me what I was doing. So I have to now try and start it myself and see if I can get the same result.
Just out of interest for those who crochet, do you do it loosely or quite tight? I'd not realised that I do mine pretty tight and if you look on the picture, you will see that my crocheting is more to the right side and my mums to the left. I was using a plastic hook and different wool so it might have something to do with that, but I had never even thought about how I was actually crocheting.
I'm off to experiment!
Tuesday, 3 March 2009
I loved making that Owl. You know when you have an idea in your head but your not sure whether its going to come out as you intended? Well this did.
I'd like to make some more but with different colours.
Alex commented on my last post and asked how the crocheting was going.
Well I am still doing the chain stitch and turning but once again I have found what I thought was a straight piece, turning into another triangle! And whats worse is that I can't figure out what I am doing wrong. I need someone to show me in person what I am doing and how to rectify the mistakes. I decided then to try and have a go at making a flower. I have watched dozens of you tube clips and thought I had it pretty much sussed in my head. How wrong was I.
In the end I had something that could have been a finger part off a glove. I suppose I should be pleased with that but a flower it was not.
I have my mum coming on Thursday and hopefully she's going to show me some tricks and I might crack the triangle problem!