It’s always good to get back into the groove of anything creative. November 2014 I picked up on crocheting. In my grasp, it’s not too hard; but knitting was a bit more tedious for me. I picked up on crocheting using the granny square as my ‘try out’ lesson and the lesson from YouTube’s Melanie Ham <I♥Stitching>.
I started off with her tutorial on single stitch and double stitch. After, I grabbed the new yarn I bought and went onto something I thought would be an easier project: The Granny Square. I usually pick up learning fast, so I completed about 5 to 10 rows in two hours with constant playback starting from learning SC & DC to 5-10 rows of Granny Square.
The overall length is from my chin to ankles; btw, I’m 5’5″. So the size is a nice lap blanket or throw blanket. It took me from November to February to finish, my reasons being I became pretty darn lazy. Most weeks I wouldn’t work on it. I believe the sheer length ‘that should have been’ was my reason for not wanting to work on it most weeks.
Originally the size was supposed to match the top of a queen bed. *Scoffs* Yeah I know. My eldest sister asked for it to be that big, but I just couldn’t force my self to work on it much longer.
The flowers on the corner of the blanket I made using another YouTuber’s video. HappyBerry Crochet ‘s How To Crochet A Mini Flower. Happy Berry has very cute animal, flower, little added things crochet videos and because the video quality is great, learning is easy-peasy-lemon-squeazy!
I am a firm believer of keeping busy. Whether it’s reading, sewing, crocheting, dancing, scrap-booking, any hobby that suits you best. There can never be too many to keep you up an at’em!
- Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. Romans 12:11
- Slothfulness casts into a deep sleep, and an idle person will suffer hunger. Proverbs 19:15
- And we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all. 1 Thessalonians 5:14
Above all, be patient. With yourselves and with others.When crocheting, it takes sometime to get used to and that’s for every new design you learn. So remember to be patient and take it easy.
“Slow and steady wins the race.”
Aesop, The Hare and the Tortoise
Greek slave & fable author (620 BC – 560 BC)
I am working on another blanket and my post for that will be up Thursday after this.