Friday, 28 February 2014

Hello and welcome

Hello lovely people and a very big welcome to my first ever post!
I would love you to join me on this new adventure.

My husband and I live in a small thatched cottage in the south west of the U.K. and have two grown up children and grandchildren. My constant companion is my little terrier, Bertie.

So, shall I jump straight in? Ok then.... to be honest I did learn how to do a simple granny square when I was a teenager back in the (mumble mumble). I made a tea cosy for my Nana that I have now inherited and it hangs at the end of my kitchen dresser......

Please excuse the dust!  And apologies for the not so great photos; I took them with my tablet.

The little jug hanging on my mini shelf (out of view)  was also Nana's. The polka dot mat was gifted me by my friend Gwyn and comes from the U.S.  The dresser itself is an Irish one and I'm sure will feature in the future.

Back to crochet.... One thing I had never got my head or hands around was how to hold the hook and yarn correctly. I awkwardly held both in my right hand... I know, I know....but no matter how hard I tried I couldn't hold the yarn properly. Recently I've had a lot more time on my hands so I made my mind up, I was going to succeed. I thought I would make it easy for myself and make something small that didn't demand perfection... a dish cloth. I succeeded. Yes! (But I now have enough cloths to last me about ten years.) I cannot tell you how delighted I am because through persevering I now not only find it comfortable to crochet but I am becoming obsessed with hooky creativity. Yippee!

The furthest one was my first with very wonky sides and the closer one is my latest. Lol... I can't believe I'm showing you a picture of dishcloths but I figured if you wanted to be on this journey with me I really should show my tentative first steps. I have made three cushion covers too but they can wait 'til next time :-)

Thanks so much for joining me and do pop over again.

As my Nana has featured I will use her most commonly used form of goodbye....


(ta ta for now)

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