Well it seems to be the season for Crochet. Alot of the blogs that I have been reading recently all seem to have this theme running through them and I have been quietly dabbling in it myself.
There are some crafting skills which just seem to have alluded me! I have tried and tried and tried to knit, many attempts and many half looking rows of stitching and still it seems that this is one skill I will never master. I have tried fearlessly to win this battle especially as my mother is one of the most beautiful knitters I know and I am so sad this this skill will not be passed down to me!!
Anyway you have to love Mum's because when I sad to her a little while ago that I wanted to have a go at Crochet she could not stop laughing - mostly because she has witnessed every failed knitting attempt!
I don't know if this then made me all the more determined to conquer Crochet - besides when I was about 10 years old, I had been taught to crochet by my Nanna and I was able to crochet full size lap blankets on my own so I knew I could do this.
Of course I had to have a look around first at what I was going to crochet, what tools I needed, what kind of wool was I going to buy? I started at this Blog - Attic 24. I had see this blog before and I have to say that Lucy's tutorials have been fabulous. There are lots of small projects to get you started and to have a good practice on. I made lots of Granny Squares and really enjoyed learning to master them.
The next thing I needed some help on was what type of wool and hook I would need. Kelly from Tangled Yarns was wonderful. She gave me lots of help on what I was after and even took photos of the colour palette I had chosen to make sure I liked it as I was unsure of the colours without being able to hold them to see! Her shop is filled with lots of beautiful items and I will even need some more wool shortly to continue my project.