It was a strange week and I used a lot less photos. I was going to rectify that this week, but actually they have ended up being even more wordy this week too.
The 8th is at the end of the post as I explain that one a little more.
So a bit of a wordy week dealing with the funeral.
I told my friend Maria way back in March that a goal for me this year was to learn how to crotchet so I could make my own flowers for layouts. So far I have been afraid of it and how awful I felt at not getting it.
Anyway, Shimelle asking us to try a new skill made me want to have another go.
As I was doing the store inspection at work, I saw this publication on offer, it totally startled me, I literally stopped in my tracks and I nearly grabbed it and ran for the staffroom. Anyway, the yarn that came with it is much better and the instructions were so clear that I really made headway quite quickly.
The photo below is of the first chain practice.
I am especially excited today as it was my day off and I think I have turned a corner with it. I finally, get it, I just couldn't see where I was putting the hook next, I had the hang of yarn over or hook under or hook round or whichever is your favourite way to say it. I couldn't for the life of me see where to put the hook through for double crotchet, but I do now :D How many months will it be before I finish a small flower? Many I would imagine, but for now I am exceedingly pleased with myself.
So please don't judge but here is the today's effort.
A bit better. It's twisted as I haven't got the hang of tension yet. But I will practice, practice, practice which of course is my lesson learned.