A rather long while ago, I decided to learn to crochet, and picked up a copy of the Happy Hooker book. Well, it was inspiring, but a bit scary, and so I instead relied on my good friend eirle
to show me in real life. (She has mad skills - go check out what she made for a swap... http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=196885.msg2146818#msg2146818
Anyway, I had some brown wool yarn and a hook, and she got me started making a square, frogging it back out. She showed me chains, shells, single, double, triple, and so on. I felt pretty cool, and crocheting felt natural! She sent me home to keep working, and then I got bored. A square? Nah...
What the heck is that?
I'll give you another clue...
An Abe Lincoln Beard of course! Perfect for Halloween.
I love my boyfriend's sense of humor!
Well, soon I got busy and forgot all about crochet, until I was about to go on vacation this summer, traveling all around the East Coast - lots of planes and car travel. Can't read, carsick, need something to do! So I relearned the crochet, Eirle
started me on a star blanket (thanks again!) And off I went. I'm impressed with everyone's patience, it took a while to even get to lap covering size. But here it is! Perfect for peek-a-boo with one of the world's cutest nephews.
And a picture from above, with a two year old for scale!
I'm quite proud of my first projects, and I am definitely going to keep going this time. Thanks for reading my long and silly story, comments welcome!