Monday, April 26, 2010

Knitting and Crochet Blog Week...Day 1

It is Knitting and Crochet Blog Week!

The topic for Day 1 is Starting Out.

I learned how to crochet from my grandmothers when I was in elementary school. I was awful at it and gave up and didn't want to do it anymore. I learned to knit when my oldest daughter was born, from my grandmother...and was totally hooked. I made hats and baby blankets and potholders, but I still wasn't very good at it. It was something to do when I was stuck in the house with a newborn, and something to keep my mind and hands occupied. After a while I got bored with it, and put the needles away.

Then a couple of years ago I picked it back up when I was pregnant with my younger daughter. I got super SUPER into it, and surprisingly enough, I was pretty good at it this time around! I've kept at it pretty regularly, but only this year have I attempted difficult projects like my first pair of socks and a few sets of baby booties.

I also started Crocheting again. I've become a hat crocheting MACHINE. lol. Whenever I'm bored and have a couple hours and a few balls of yarn handy... I whip out a beanie hat. I also have an afghan that I've been working on over the last few months. It's my "bed project" I work on it when I'm laying in bed watching TV. The pattern is pretty repetitive so I don't have to think much about what I'm doing.

Anyways...thats my story.

I'm off to go read everyone elses!


Anonymous said...

Isn't it funny how those of us who have rediscovered knitting or crochet after a break, have become a bit obsessed!

Lin said...

Wow, you're really good at this crochet thing! I was checking out all the photos you posted of your projects & if you haven't already, you should definitely open up an etsy shop :)