Crocheting are for grannies? Nah! I don’t think so. In fact, crocheting and other needle crafts are in my eyes, trendy. But that’s not the reason why I picked up my crochet hook, it was simply because it looked interesting and I was excited to know what my not so nifty fingers could come up with.
I first crocheted when I was in primary school, I think it was on 5th grade, we were asked to do some needlework as a project. Mom has a big stash of crocheted doilies, table cloth, even curtains made by one of my older cousins who was a crochet fanatic. I was so intrigued by the complicated designs, that I asked Mom to buy me a crochet hook, an orange yarn and I followed the simplest pattern I could find at home.
The result? Thank God, camera’s weren’t a fad during that time and I didn’t take a photo. But what was supposed to be a nice doily turned out as something wavy and ok… I must admit it looked like a hankie. Lol! I didn’t have the patience to follow the pattern. And that was the first and almost last attempt by moi to crochet.
It was only recently that I decided to give crocheting another try. Mostly because another friend was into it with gusto – visit her blog – SreisaatCrafts, and I was happy to have someone to compare notes with, share patterns. So that was the push I needed to give crocheting another go.
And I never looked back! True, I still consider myself a crocheting bumbling amateur, but I find it so much fun. In my downtimes, when I can’t sleep or when I can’t seem to do work, then I just get down to work on a crocheting project.
So far, I’ve done small projects, coz I know my limits, I can’t really take on huge projects because I don’t have time. I’ve been making embellishments, squares, some doilies, drink coasters, scrunchies, and I’m currently working on a netbook case project.
Will be posting photos of some of my finished goodies soon. I’d like to end this post with this quote from Kate Walsh…
“Knitting and crocheting are huge trends right now and many of the latest fashions include knitted and crocheted items or trim. Designer Nicole Miller included a crochet-topped party dress in her latest line. So, grab a few balls of yarn, a needle or a hook and join the fun.”