I've mentioned in the past that I have been frequently frustrated with my inability to learn how to crochet. I was able to do basic cast ons and stitches (lovely crocheters, please don't be offended if I use the wrong terminology, I'm in uncharted territory here!), but never could do anything beyond that.
For some reason my mental yardstick for being able to crochet at a basic level has always been the granny square. Over the Thanksgiving break I needed something new to work on, so I sorted through my yarn scraps and pulled up one tutorial after another until I figured it out.
Needless to say, I found it addictive, especially because I was able to use up scraps (many of you know that this is my thing). Oh how fun it is! Now, I'm aware the the color combinations are not the most attractive, but I don't really care because they are both square and crochet!
Now I'm not super accomplished like Robin, she isn't restricted to squares, in fact, she can make just about any shape! Her experiments are so pretty and creative that they are works of art.
I'm also enjoying learning this new needle craft at the same time as my friend Sue. She definitely is a few steps ahead of me though having learned multiple stitches and good technique.
I would eventually like to make a colorful scrap blanket because I've always wanted to have a granny square blanket. Although it is definitely not going to be as organized as Heather's, she's got the power of Excel on her side!
It was such a joy to finally tackle this challenge and now I've been able to bring that energy to my many WIPs that are waiting to be finished. I think that I will always be a knitter, but I definitely enjoy the process of crochet and appreciate all that is possible with it.