While blog hopping, i came across Attic 24 which is a crafty blog. The lady had begun a gorgeous crocheted Granny strip blanket, and i thought it looked absolutely gorgeous... i can do that.. Bahaaaaaaaaaaaa. Well i was proven wrong. I have never crocheted before and i remember back to some of Tracey's posts on her efforts of learning to crochet and how she found it quite difficult at first, but she has been mastering it lately..lol with her little squares. So i thought the first place to go and work out how to do this isYou tube, if i can find a video that shows me how to do it, maybe i might be able to give it a go.
I cant tell you how many hundreds of times i watched the little clip trying to work out how the hell you do a double crochet stitch.. I mean hundreds of times...lol
I cant believe i am going to show you my first few attempts..( you have to promise not to laugh..) They are unbelievably terrible.. So here is her blanket
and here is my effort...(now you are not allowed to laugh..lol)
"Tracey, I can hear you laughing now as you read this..lol"
So anyway after many, many, many, many goes at trying to teach myself how the hell to do a foundation stitch and a double crochet stitch, i ended up with a mass of yarn, that resembled a dog's breakfast..lol
But after a few days of more practise and some new wool and a smaller crochet hook, i actually haven't been doing to badly..lol Check this out!!
The great thing about the picture above is that i did it all by myself. I cant believe i taught myself how to do it..lol Not bad hey!!
I am having fun, learning something new, will keep you updated as to how it is going over the next few weeks. I figured while i'm still learning, i will just do a small little rug and then will start a new one in all these beautiful colours.( These are the balls of Yarn that Attic 24 used for her rug.)
and to brighten you day, here is a picture of my gorgeous Elise