Thursday, 5 March 2009

Other peoples tricks

My crochet blanket is here!
I have been sooooo looking forward to this, bearing in mind I trusted the colours with my dear old Nan. I asked for pinks and purples
and this is what I got.........


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!


Kitty said...

Gosh, your grandmother is a good hooker! Keep practicing - I'm sure you'll get there in the end! x

Hannah said...

Oh my word! I too have crochet envy!

Alex Mason said...

Your blanket is gorgeous! xx

Apryl said...

I can't crochet at all.. but I do have a crochet hook and its on my list to learn. honest it is..

p.s. have chosen your name for my PIF giveaway... will email you if you don't email me first...

argh so behind.

Miaou said...

Oh I love that blanket! Really nice. I love crochet, but find I get more frustrated with it than knitting, as I have to look at what I am doing the whole time (when knitting I can read or watch TV too). I find that unless I think about it, I tend to crochet too tightly - I have to make an effort to relax and pull the yarn through just a little bit more each time. As you do more, you get into a rhythm with it.

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous blanket!! Love it a lot and what a wonderful gran you have.

futuregirl said...

She made you a great blanket!