Monday, 12 October 2009

Hooked on a feeling

I've been away a short while for a few reasons, some of which are not much fun, but here in my little blogspace I just want to share the fun stuff! And trust me I have been having some fun.

The main reason for my week long absence started with a circle. On every train journey in the last week I read my Happy Hookers book and followed the instructions. My journeys have whizzed past. My fellow commuters look at my like some crazed old dear, I drag balls of wool around with me. I don't care! I have discovered crochet!

After the circle I practised loads of different stitches with gorgeous names like "popcorn" and "victory".

Then I finally mastered the granny square...

Then I am not sure quite what happened. I dug out some wool that has been languishing the the loft since my knitting phase three years ago and I just started knitting granny squares.

Then I practised adding in different colours.

I had in mind a scarf, but now it is apparant that a blanket is going to be more like it.

It's been great to have a craft I can do on the train. I am looking forward to learning so much more about crochet and can't wait to see how it all comes together.



  1. Hi Ali! Your crochet is gorgeous! Is it hard to do? I think those squares are going to make a beautiful blanket :)

  2. I have the Happy Hooker also. I've been meaning to dig it out, now that it's getting a bit chilly. I want to make a scarf (and a blanket, and a hat, and a bag, and... and... and...).

  3. Thanks Kim! No, it's easy! I am rubbish at knitting so thought my wool days were behind me but crochet is waaaay easier!

    Kristina - dig it out and make a blanket to snuggle under, you won't regret it!


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