I learned to crochet as a child. My mother crocheted a lot while we were small. We had pretty white capes for church and plenty of vests that were so popular back in the 60s and 70s. I have crocheted afghans, potholders and many other items and always secretly wished that I could knit too.
I met a nurse where I work that teaches a knitting class at the hospital each week. I signed up and am having so much fun. I have a really pretty scarf started but have made a potholder and two pair of flip-flops.
I don’t wear flip-flops but I made a pair for my daughter-in-law and my daughter that turned out very cute. I will give Kristin hers tomorrow but can’t give Samantha hers until August when she comes to visit.
The first thing that I made was the potholder. I know it isn’t fancy but I am quite proud of myself. Yeah I know it just looks like a square to you but I am very pleased with it.
The flip-flops are actually a very hot pink but the picture doesn’t really show how vibrant the pink and purples are. The white looks kind of gold too. I am not sure what is up with my camera. The yarn is funfur. I really enjoyed working with this texture.
The following two potholders are crocheted. I made the long one to go under my long casserole dish when I use it on my dining room table. The smaller one I got the pattern online but once I started it I realized that the pattern had some drastic flaws in it. Luckily I have crocheted long enough to figure out what should have been done. 🙂
I enjoy most forms of crafting. I am sure that my husband would probably like for me to choose one hobby and stick with it but he never complains and just smiles at me. I have my own craft room and plan on working to organize it a bit better tomorrow and next weekend.
I have so many knitting patterns pulled out to make and am getting quite a stockpile of yarn. This is very fun. 🙂