|My first project, a wagon-wheel based beret.|
So, here I was knitting hats, scarfs and socks and getting bored. Someone gave me an Amish knitting loom and I was have a great time with that. I decided that I really don't like knitting needles, but knitting boards, rails and circles are actually nice and easy, and I can put something down and come back after months without worry.
But I longed for something more. Something easy, but yet looked elaborate. I also wanted a new bathroom rug like we used to have when I was a little girl. Then I remembered the blue aluminum size I crochet hook my mom had given me as a little girl! Yahoo!
|My work-in-progress spring table cloth.|
My excitement deflated fast when I realized I could only remember how to do a single crochet. There aren't that many patterns that only have sc, ch and sl on them (for you non-hookers that's single crochet, chain and slip knot) My mom had taught me all kinds of stitches, but that was a very long time ago. I looked up different stitches on the Internet, looking at diagrams and YouTube videos and going nuts. I wanted a book that I could carry around, but wasn't some convoluted mess that I couldn't follow.
|My blue mood bathroom rug.l|
|Small shell stitch Christmas scarf.|
Thanks, to Debbie, I quickly remembered stitches and tips and tricks my mom had taught me, not to mention a few more. And I have new things for my floor, table, and a ton of scarfs, hats, afghans, phone pockets and computer covers.
I really hope my family doesn't mind getting a new bathroom rug for Christmas. I've made more than I need and in different colors, shapes and styles. I'm even starting one crocheted with jute. All I can say is that I've really got myself hooked!
Looking for Debbie Stoller's book? Click on the photo below!
Oh, and happy hooking!