Ok! So, using the stitches that I learned last week, I made some stuff! I have all of the panels for my bag for my computer done, and put together. Now I just have to make the straps for it and it’ll be complete. But first I have to get some more of that yarn because I’ve run out!
Because I am enjoying myself so much, I decided to make something wearable, and I knew that I couldn’t make any clothes. I made my girls some scarves with the double crochet that I learned last week and attached the ends so that they stay on.
I’ve also decided to try something a bit more difficult while using the same double crochet, so I am making my nephew a baby blanket, and my husband’s best friend is expecting a little girl next month, so I’m going to get something made for her. We, my husband and I, were recently in Lincoln to visit and go to a baby shower. We went to a hobby store because I wanted to pick up “some” yarn… I may have gone a LITTLE overboard.
I have plans for all of them! I may be having more fun with this independent learning project than was strictly necessary, and I know that I am going to keep using it. I am enjoying my new hobby, and I’m so glad that I am catching on as well as I am. I hope to have my bag done by next week and G.W.’s blanket going. I also want to make Lillian a sweater, which uses the same double crochet that I’ve been using and is a little bit more advanced than the scarves, but not by much. I also want to start learning new stitches. My goal is to master five more next week in addition to my bag, the blanket, and the sweater.
I am loving this expedition into crafts. It has been a great journey, one that I believe my grandma would be proud of me for having taken. I am buying yarn and looking at patterns. I got a crochet book of patterns, and I bought more crochet hooks. I added a crochet board on Pintrest so that I can go back and see what I like. What started as an assignment is quickly turning into a life long hobby, one that I can share with my children and their children. One that I am coming to love.