I've always kind of fancied myself as the creative type, but have always been to scared to try knitting, sewing or crochet. But, on Sunday night, Scott's Mum was giving his sisters a crochet lesson and asked if I wanted to learn too. I jumped at the chance! I was a bit rubbish at first to be honest - it is weird to get used to holding your hands in a certain way.
However, I picked it up really quickly and now have about half of a scarf.
I also checked this book out of the library, which is quite good at explaining other stitches and it also includes patterns for beginners to more advanced. There is a really cute dog coat that I would quite like to make for Nina, it has frills all around the edges!
I think crochet is easier than knitting, so it's a good place to start. I think once I master more complex stitches I might ask my Nana to show me how to knit. My Nana always knitted lots of things for us when we were little, so it would be nice to learn from her so that I can help knit cute little things for when my sister has her baby in August. After I finish my scarf, I want to do some granny squares and crochet a big blanket like this. Isn't it beautiful?
One inspiration for crochet is my flickr contact, Jen. Her craft set is absolutely beautiful. The crochet snowflakes for christmas decorations are a favourite of mine, but everything is beautiful. I really hope that one day I can master the art of crochet as well as she has. The new scarf she is working on also puts my scarf to shame a bit...
Katie of What Katie Does is also a great chick with sticks, she knits some amazing things. She showcases them all on her special knitting blog and it really leaves me in awe. I hope that from starting with basic crochet, I can hopefully progress onto more complex stitches and even knitting.
Do any of you have a secret knitting talent? Or perhaps just a burning desire to learn? You really should learn, it is easier than it looks! There are lots of books available in the library (or on Amazon, but ssssh) and also youtube tutorials. I found this user has particularly good tutorials. So get a hook and yarn and get crocheting! (If I can do it with my terrible hand/eye co-ordination, then you definitely can)